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Our reptile brain constantly scans for ways to distract our rational mind. By blocking internet access during work hours, I block my reptile. Then, I get to work.
I gave a talk about my decision to shun smartphones. This talk about why I still use a 'dumbphone' was the personal reflection at Sunday Assembly Canberra in December 2016.
In my Nineties kid childhood, internet access was a scarcity. Today, the internet is ubiquitous and is a major distraction.
Hey Stu thanks for the comics, long time fan! Look into "Shrinking the Technosphere. Getting a grip on the technologies that limit our autonomy, self-sufficiency and freedom" by Dmitry Orlov
I kept a dumb for many years, but finally switched to a smart phone.
I'm rather cheap though, so I only use the phone like a dumb phone. I use a carrier which allows me to buy minutes. Those minutes cost me about $0.05 each. My monthly phone bill is well under $10.
The phone has no online capability unless I connect it to wifi.
I find it handy to have the larger screen, and some apps like a decent scientific calculator on it, and GPS when/if it is needed (with offline maps).
A smart phone is much easier to use/navigate, and allows me to carry a single item. Is there a term for a smart phone which is not online?
Hi, I am your french translator. I agree with your fear of smartphones. However personnally I have a smart phone BUT use it very sparingly (No Facebook, mails and so on, I use Internet on the phone once per week) but I enjoy when needed maps or google search and mails when I am abroad.