Dialing for dinosaurs
My cell phone was dead — not just dying — but dead. I’m not really very good at operating any electronic device, and I know this contraption has more bells and whistles than I’ll ever know, partly because the owner’s manual was way beyond my skill set. Nevertheless, I’m smart enough to realize when the thing has died. No lights, no beeps, no funny little icons that I don’t recognize ... just darkness on the screen.