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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.
Hi Stuart, i was very impressed with your Youtube video about the various graphic novels. Then i looked at your website and saw your great comic work. I am a member of the Australian Cartoonists Association. I was reminded by a recent visit to see the guy that took a huge exhibition of Australian Zines around Queensland. One thing that really stood out was the fact that these personal comics tell deep personal stories through the comic. In the main cities and States people blend to similar types however in the remote areas of Queensland, many people who suffered issues such as loneliness, being gay, or just different are lost when they live in the remote bush. However when they saw these very personal comics they realised that there were real people just like them. Visual comics are a fantastic way to connect.
Keep up the great work
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.