I’ve made numerous mentions of my views on smartphones and the way they’re used in the past, and I think now’s a good moment to revisit that topic.
Though honestly, there’s not an awful lot that has changed there? I own a smartphone now, which is cool and all (though it’s definitely taking some getting used to), so I get to see the story from an “inside perspective”. I now get to experience all the things I used to ramble on about being kind of meh, the shitty social pressure and privacy concerns. Most people didn’t really get it, but I didn’t really get most people either. That’s one thing I can say is different now though.
No, people still don’t get me, but I can at least say I can see how it can be nice to have a smartphone on you. Most public transport these days comes equipped with a WiFi hotspot, so there’s generally no need for an expensive data plan if you travel that way often. I wrote the blog post about screen protectors on my phone because I didn’t have the time for it otherwise. Sure, I could’ve whipped out my laptop as I’ve done often recently, but a smaller device is slightly more convenient.
Who still gives a shit about privacy though? Except me, of course.