On the Proper Use of Smart Phones

Yesterday when I just woke up and was early morning cat-napping, I got a text from someone asking my opinion about a project. I was excited about it, and we exchanged some ideas through texts. I got a “grand idea” that was too complicated to explain in texts. I texted her that I would email her to explain if she would give me a minute. She laughed and said, “Why don’t you just call me instead?”

It’s a smart PHONE! Not a smart texting device. A PHONE! It can be used for things besides games, Facebook, and texting. Like CALLING PEOPLE.

Donna Haraway, my favorite philosopher, wrote in the Cyborg Manifesto: “Our machines are disturbingly  lively, and we ourselves are frighteningly inert.” So true.

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