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When people ask you if you've checked the "mail that gets delivered by people".
When you refuse to answer the phone and can honestly say, "If it's important they'll send email".
When your next door neighbors call to ask if you can babysit the kid that's too sick to go to school, and you can't refuse, because they KNOW you work from home.
When you remember that you need to check the mail that's "delivered by people", because that's how your checks arrive.
When you have to buy a new desk because you've worn a groove into it with your optical mouse.
When your parents message you to tell you they are going to call.
When you get snail mail addressed to your nickname.
When you start measuring kitchen cabinet space to see if a server will fit.
When you have more old monitors in your closet than old shoes.
You hear a kid say "a baby takes 9 months to download".
You hate adverts on tv that dont have a skip link.
You hate not being able to find text on a page or print.
You look for the forward and back buttons on teletext.
You think "would giving the microwave more ram make the food cook any quicker".
You forget that the dvd player by the television actualy plays dvd's.
you start traveling to london to go to bars to meet people you met on ww :)
When trying to tell friends about overture and espotting and realizing that explaining them adwords already was a stretch and Overture is far from common knowledge, even with computer literate people who have degrees in computer related fields. That one caught me out several times today.
When you start to talk about the search engine mergers and acquisitions in a normal conversation as if everyone knew what you were talking about.
Or, you're watching tv, they mention some new product, person, thing, whatever...and you rush to see if the domain is still available. I once missed a really good one by 45 minutes. Damned Pacific time zone!
What, there's another way of calling your boyfriend to dinner?
I didn't know that.
Like, yelling? But that's undignified...
My boyfriend and I both recently downloaded the iChat AV beta (for macs) and we frequently have voice chats from opposite ends of the apartment.
I told that to my co-worker and she seemed to think there was something wrong with that. I really don't know why.
I send my partner emails about dinner and she's just on the other side of the wall. We've contemplated just cutting a hole through the wall to make things easier and maybe put up blinds so we don't bug each other.
We can't yell because it upsets our cockatoo and then *she* starts to yell. Ever hear a cockatoo yell? Ugh. Plus, then our African Grey repeats what we say *and* the cockatoo yells. Email and IMs in the house are good. Don't let anyone tell you differently. ;)
Also, if someone calls me and leaves me a message on my answering machine, I email them back. Phones are for other people.