Friday, November 19, 2004

“Wait till they get a load of me.”

The Movie: Batman, 1989 (Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren, screenwriters, from characters by Bob Kane; Tim Burton, dir.)
Who says it: Jack Nicholson as The Joker
The context: The Joker is reading a newspaper account of Batman’s exploits.
How to use it: When you’re getting ready to show off.

Look at me, I have a cable modem! Hurray. I also theoretically have cable TV now, but since I don't have a television yet, I don't know that for sure.

Technology increases everyone's expectations of each other, and freelancing means making oneself available to clients at almost any time of day. Sometimes I think I have less control over my time as a freelancer than I did when I was a salaried employee.

The cable modem gives me yet another e-mail address, and I already had to set up another new e-mail address last week, to join a list-serve for one of my clients. Now I have four e-mail addresses that I know about, and if I let myself, I'd do nothing all day but check them to see whether anyone was trying to get in touch with me. Good grief.

3 comments:

Josef Sorrell said...

It''s quite impressive.

Anonymous said...

you could have the email accounts just forward to one

jbshells said...

Yeah, just Google mail it all into one. You can automatically sort the email into 4 different folders too!