My iPhone or My Wife?

Alright, maybe it’s a guy thing that I initially became just a bit obsessed with all my iPhone was capable of doing. For a guy who grew up with  computer punch cards, Dick Tracy gadget watches and Pong, the iPhone seemed almost like science fiction. It’s a pocket-sized computer/phone that can act as a GPS device, calendar, personal phonebook, remote portal to my office computer, encyclopedia (in fact a whole library), game station, stereo, TV, law library, department store, auction, post office, recorder, wi-fi hot spot and movie theater just to mention a few things it can do.

I initially spent hours mastering all that the iPhone was capable of doing. My wife and daughters railed on me for the amount of time I spent on this extraordinary device. How could I possibly find this device so captivating? My sons seemed to understand my obsessive fascination with the iPhone. Come on I don’t complain about the mindless adventures of the Bachelorette.

Anyway there maybe other iPhone addicts like me. Are iPhone support groups out there? Is there some twelve-step program that will cure this affliction? Is Steven Jobs and Apple destined for the same fate as the tobacco companies… targets of a massive class action lawsuit? I hope not.

I’m sorry I have to cut this post short. I must write some emails and check my calendar while I listen to some Steely Dan on my iPhone.


About Richard A. Cook

Richard Cook graduated from Purdue University in the Economics Honor Program in 1979 and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1982. Following law school, Richard served as a federal law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division. In 1984, Richard began working as Deputy Prosecutor for the Lake County Prosecutor's Office and from there, served as Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division. There he handled a number of complex criminal matters and jury trials. While there, Richard received the Chief Postal Inspector's Special Award and a letter of commendation from the U.S. Attorney General for his work prosecuting a major money order fraud scheme being perpetrated out of the Indiana State Prison system. Since leaving the U.S. Attorney's office in 1989, Richard has focused primarily on civil work and is currently a member of the firm Yosha Cook & Tisch in Indianapolis. Richard is also a member of the ITLA, IBA and the ABA, as well as, a fellow for the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Posted on July 31, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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