• Whoops! They Caught Me!

    by  • March 12, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    cliqSo there I was, driving in rush hour traffic, surfing the web on my Cliq phone. Just minding my own business, you know? And the next thing I know, I’d been caught.

    Now, I know you think I mean the cops pulled me over and wrote me a ticket for being a traffic hazard. Wrong.


    CIO.com, the business technology website, had me pegged in their 12 Types of Cell Phone Users That Drive Us Nuts. I found my habits not once but three times. I’m #1, #4 and #7. Embarrassing. I’ll bet you can find yourself on that list somewhere. Don’t be shy, let us know which ones you are.

    ps: I don’t really surf while driving. That’s very dangerous. At stop lights, maybe. But not when the car is moving. That’s lean over to try grab my phone off the floor where it fell when I hit the gas. Kiddies, don’t try that at home.


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.