I’m getting a new phone!

With the new year approaching, it’s time not only to reflect on the year that’s passed, but it’s also time to look at where you are today and see if it’s still working for you. What would you like to … Read MoreRead More

Blurry people

Even if I wanted a smartphone, how would I use it?

Smartphones aren’t evil, but for me, the cons far outweigh the pros. I don’t need a map to get around, I don’t need email everywhere I am, and apps don’t seem like they would qualitatively add to my life. For … Read MoreRead More

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Have you lowered your bills recently?

This week, I managed to lower my phone bill by over 25%. It was easy, and didn’t even require a call into the (dreaded) customer service. But there’s nothing special about me and my situation, and you can do the … Read MoreRead More

Celebrate “Stop Messing Around With Your Phone” Day!

  When I was in high school, my friends and I invented a holiday. We called it National Bubble Day. Held rather arbitrarily on the third Friday in April, it was an excuse to bring those little bottles of soap … Read MoreRead More

How to live without a smartphone

I’ve talked before about how I’m a great fan of the dumbphone, that is, a mobile phone without internet/web capabilities. I’ve never owned a smartphone, in fact, and don’t plan to get one, at least as long as I can … Read MoreRead More

In praise of dumbphones

  I am one of the only people I know who doesn’t have a smartphone. I’m not bragging about this. I just have decided that at this point, it’s not something I want in my life. I’m not suggesting you … Read MoreRead More