I’m thankful for my Apple iPhone 4S, which I bought last December after living with a flip phone since 2001. I never had a data plan until my iPhone because I thought that it was good to be disconnected from the world when I was away from work. My iPhone changed that opinion. I’ve learned that rather than controlling my life, my iPhone allows me to work away from home while maintaining communications with the world. I turned off the audible alerts as a compromise. Now I am more independent while staying connected. I can work from anywhere. It’s a great tool that makes my work and personal lives better.