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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Put. Down. The. Phone. NOW!


I wish the iPhone had never been invented. There. I said it. I HATE the iPhone. It has ruined my life.

I'm exaggerating, of course. As a writer, it's my right. But I do hate the iPhone, and actually smart phones in general. Everyone I know with an iPhone CANNOT put it down. Step away, people! You are so rude and annoying and ridiculous. I'm trying to have a conversation with you. I'm not sure what you're doing that you can't stop, maybe playing Farmville or Shazaming a song or texting someone far more interesting, but humor me. Pretend to pay attention to what I'm saying to you.

Yes, I understand that iPhones are cool and flashy and fun to play with. But how much good are they doing? How much of your life are you missing because you are constantly using your phone? Pretty soon spoken communication will be non-existent. We'll all just stand next to each other and text. Already no one knows how to spell because their iPhones auto-correct. Phones won't even be capable of making calls. And you won't be able to look away from your phone for even a second. I wonder how we'll drive?

8 comments:

Deb Salisbury said...

I entirely agree with you! The whole fad has gotten scary. And the worst part is that it seems to have become engrained in our culture. Shudder.

Talk to me, don't text me. Please!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I have an iPhone, but thanksfully, I'm not a slave to it. Promise.
Although I agree, the whole smart phone technology thing has gotten insane.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

See, and I can't even spell now. Stupid predictive text. Oops, I'm on my laptop. :)

DaniSue said...

Deb - I agree, it's crazy how acceptable it is to be completely rude!

Lindsay - I believe you :)

Anonymous said...

This article = awesome. I can't f'ing stand it when someone I'm trying to have a conversation with someone and they're on their blackberry and don't get me started about that guy who always pulls out his iPhone to answer every basic question like he's the Ken Jennings of life.

Recently I went into Verizon because my phone broke and they had two sections of phones: Smart phones and Simple phones. I was like wow, awesome so because I want a phone that ONLY makes phone calls and texts means I'm simple? So now every time someone asks me what kind of phone I have I say I have a dumb phone because I'm simple.

DaniSue said...

Haha thanks! I'm with you, I'd rather be simple and capable of human interaction than smart and completely inept socially :)

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