One Guy’s Opinion: Ode to a “Dumb” Phone

I’ll admit it: my morning routine involves scrolling through what I missed overnight on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram—all on my iPhone, in bed, still groggy, cat unfed.

That’s why I felt a little guilty, but also inspired, reading Matt Powers’ great piece on The Billfold, “In Defense of the Flip Phone.” Despite its title, the article doesn’t endorse aging technology. As a young website employee who is in “no rush” to buy a smart phone, Power gives a stereotype-defying perspective on the best way to interface with our many devices, and the world around us.

Candid and hilarious, the under-2,000-word article is a fun and thought-provoking read, especially for anyone who could stand to do a little less “checking in” online. Someone has to feed the cat, after all.

Read the full article on The Billfold »

Image by Jakez (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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