Thursday, 21 November 2013

Why I don't use a smart phone

Of course I own a smartphone.  Just that it's not a phone (I have an (ancient)(lightweight) Nokia for this task) but my Apple only does 3 things that are useful to me:

1) work as a timer and reminder
2) enable me to take cooking recipes I find on the web into my kitchen
3) play the odd mp3 over the small speaker as a bedtime story

Other than that, the screen is too small to comfortably read or do anything on, and whilst I could get a bigger model, the small one I have is already too heavy to lug about as is, and, a larger screen would still be too small.

Don't you get bored just sitting around, say, waiting for Godot or on other occasions?

Nope, because my brain is a far more useful and interesting device than a smartphone, and if I really am in idle input mode, I have a tiny little Samsung U5 so I can listen to audio books.  This little toy weighs 28 grams and I can tuck it anywhere into my clothes.

Also, I quite like just sitting somewhere and looking at the world pass by, giving my mind the free run of my brain to grep for interesting things in my thoughts I've been unaware of so far.

If you do not have idle time for your brain to run riot in, it kills your creativity -- 'boredom' is the best inspiration because your mind hates a void and will find a way of entertaining you with ideas, the moment you give your mind time and space to talk to you.

It's a different kind of apple... :)