Spectators take pictures with their smartphones as they watch a parade celebrating Britain's athletes who competed in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in central London on September 10, 2012.
Spectators take pictures with their smartphones as they watch a parade celebrating Britain's athletes who competed in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in central London on September 10, 2012. - 

What do you suppose life would be like if you'd never gotten hooked on that oh-so-handy electronic tether?

Gary Sernovitz is the managing director of the investment firm Lime Rock Partners. And he doesn't have a cell phone.

"For the last two decades, I have spent 83 percent of my waking hours enjoying the freedom of not owning a cellphone, 5 percent feeling smug about it, 2 percent in situations in which a phone would have been awfully convenient and 10 percent fielding incredulous questions," he wrote for the Wall Street Journal. "But in a few weeks, I will buy a phone. I am scared. I am afraid of losing a small part of my identity."

Tell us -- do you think you could hold out on having a cell phone for so long? Comment below or tweet us @marketplaceAPM with your thoughts.