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Pushed to limit by daunting array of handheld devices
Pushed to limit by daunting array of handheld devices

I'd spent 10 minutes pressing buttons on the TV remote to no avail. The channel would not change. I didn't want to go channel surfing; I only wanted to turn on the public broadcasting network and watch a documentary on the three-toed tree sloth. I'd been looking forward to it all week. I was about to give up and call Doug when the phone rang. "Hello?" I said, holding the phone to my ear. "Hello?" Nothing. Not even heavy breathing or bleep-blop-bloop computer noises. No dial tone. Nothing. I tossed the phone onto the bed and tried the remote again. I'm going to miss the beginning of the program, I thought desperately. If I miss the beginning, I...

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