A serious question for all my fellow engineers out there—where do you carry your cell phone? On your belt? In your pocket? (For you female engineers, sorry, a purse doesn't count for this discussion; us guys are at a serious disadvantage!)
I've recently given up my beloved cell phone belt clip as I retired my old BlackBerry. It was so easy, so practical, but I felt like a fashion-challenged social outcast wearing it. (Heck, not that I let that stop me in other areas.)
But as I struggle to figure out where the best carrying place is for my new iPhone (Front pocket? Back pocket? Shirt pocket? On a lanyard around my neck? In a paisley fanny pack?), I'm curious to hear how other engineers have handled this.
Do you "own" your geekiness and proudly keep your phone on your belt clip? Or have you given in to societal pressures and done the less practical pocket thing?
Batman would carry his phone on his belt,
Here's another thing ... before belt clips became passe, you never heard of "pants dialing" or "butt dialing" people by accident. Just another reason that pants pockets are so impractical for cell phones.
I have a co-worker who pants dials me about once every two weeks. It's amusing on my end, but I'd be mortified to know I was doing that to other people.
Real engineers don't even notice fashion. However I do see beauty in CAD drawings.
In my case, it would depend on which city I am visiting. In some places I would not dare showing my old iphone off (someone may find it attractive).