I must be the only person alive who still doesn’t have a Smartphone.
It isn’t that I don’t want to get one. The fact of the matter is I’m not important enough to actually need one. I don’t know if the cost justifies it for me. What if I lost it?
I don’t have a lot of appointments to keep track of, and I’m not an executive. I don’t really have pictures to show anyone else.
But, I’m thinking it’s important to keep up with technology. I’d like to scroll through the few pictures I have. I’d like to talk to Siri. Would she make me any smarter?
I’ve noticed that once a person gets a Smartphone they are obsessed with it. They are continually checking and re checking their email. It doesn’t matter who they are, or what they’re like. A few minutes after purchasing one, their heads are buried in it.
Maybe it would make me closer to my relatives? Maybe I would get in the mood to message them if it was more convenient. Would it make me closer to them?
I did hear Danielle Steel, on ” The View” say it’s making the kids more distant from each other. She said, “they don’t call each other anymore, and hear a human voice.”
Is she right about that?
Do you think a Smartphone is helpful for a person over 60? What do you like best about yours? Which Smartphone would you recommend?
I would appreciate your comments.
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