March 24, 2024 10:00 am

Things I love about my phone

Lets not forget how cool smart phones are.

I can open up WhatsApp and send a message, and the person on the other side will recieve it. I could be walking in the woods when a thought occured to me, and they could be on an entirely different continent, and it doesn't matter.

I really like ordering stuff on the go, like when I'm waiting for an elevator and I make a quick order of, say, some mechanical pencils. And then later it'll just show up.

Other things are mixed. Looking up information and having it all at your fingertips sometimes pulls you out of yourself. Do I really need to know what mechanical sand is made out of, for example, rather just be playing with it? Are the opening hours of the store actually up to date on google? (Surprisingly, often not.) And often the response you get back is bullshit, which is to say both definitively stated and also wrong.

But still, being able to reach out to any connection anytime anywhere on the planet is still mindblowing. I can remember a time when you needed to schedule and coordinate when you'd make an expensive long distance call, and more often than not you'd simply be uncontactable for days or weeks.

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