Sooo, I’ve just been observing my habits and came to the conclusion: I should really quit using my smartphone!
What devices do you guys own and use? And would you quit the phoney?
I own a 24inch iMac - from 2007. My iPhone 4s is from 2011. The newest shit I own is an iPod (2016?). I never got what tablets are supposed to be good for.
So, as my phone and computer will probably need replacement soon, I’m just wondering what to do.
At home, I like to check in here with a coffee in the mornings - that’s usually with my phone or iPod. I really like that old iPhone because it’s so small - which since EM I know is no good for my eyes.
I only use my computer for watching movies, which I rarely do, or looking somethings up on the Internet, when I know it’s something longer.
So probably, I should get some laptop that I can use while having coffee in the kitchen (already have a wireless keyboard which I can use when reaching low myopia).
That way, iPod would still be cool for music/taking pictures on the go, and also like to use the notes function very much.
And uh, what about that phone? Part of me really wants to get rid of it. There’s still one of those dumb-phones lying around here, so I would have a mobile. Most stuff you use it for can actually be replaced by planning ahead and use internet at home. Oh, and then there’s those messaging apps…
And then, some internet banking already requires apps for your TAN (password stuff), and it often just is quite handy… (Realising you’ve lost track when hiking in the middle of nowhere and google maps leading you back… Naviki.org is a great bicycle navigator which, even though it added some adventures, has led me successfully to Hungary and through the black forrest). And I use messaging with friends mostly - even before EM they knew I don’t like lengthy mobile conversations - either gimme a call, come visit or text me when & where u wanna meet.
So, thank you for watching me think.
I guess I’ll get a laptop then, keeping the iMac as screen for movies and me from using the phone at home (hopefully).
Though I really think a laptop in the kitchen is a bit uncomfortable. Not sure yet!
What about you? Could you live without your smartphone? How did EM change your digital device habits? Did you sell your tablet maybe?
Let me know & have a nice weekend
PS: I can actually type on my mobile without looking at it…