I find my eyes glued to the battery meter on my iPod Touch and my MacBook Pro. “Oh, I better not watch that video podcast. I don’t want to drain my battery.” I am slowly driving myself crazy with that quarter inch bar. I live in fear that I’ll run out of battery life, but there are no real repercussions. So what if I run out of battery life? My computer or iPod shuts down. I won’t lose anything. My device won’t explode. Hell, I’m almost always near a place where I can just plug it in.
Here is what I have vowed to do from now on: I am going to use my battery operated devices like there is an unlimited amount of life. I’m not going to limit what I can do with my iPod just because it won’t last as long. If I want to watch a movie, I’ll do so. No pissant icon in the corner is going to tell me what I can do. Throw caution to the wind, I say. Use your devices like they were meant to be used. Why have them at all if we don’t use them?