Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A phone to save us from our phones? Really?

Not.

A better question is: Why do we need to be saved from our phones?

Watch this youtube of the commercial for Windows new phone.

Then ask yourself, how a better phone is any better than the other phones?
Do you really need a 'smart' phone or would it be smarter to turn off the phone entirely.

So you can look up at the clouds, down at the fall leaves, around at the, well, each other? I'm hearing more and more people complain about the burden of the internet, email, twitter. I just finished an interview with Jen Louden who has taken 2 digital sabbaticals this year and is planning another for the holiday season.

Now that's something that really could save us. Stay tuned for the interview and podcast with Jen. Till then, save yourself first and turn your phone off.

2 comments:

goldenbird said...

I couldn't agree more and love the idea of an Internet sabbatical. I like electronic gadgets and have quite a few, but I can't bring myself to get rid of my twenty dollar cell phone I bought several years ago. Looking forward to reading your interview with Jen.

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

I like my electronic gadgets, too, don't misunderstand me...I can text with the best of them but I do think as a creative person it's important to have boundaries around it.