I was a hold-out on upgrading from a dumbphone to a smartphone for the longest time, digging my heels in and refusing to bend to modern times until I finally got tired of everyone else having the internet in their pocket and the ability to look anything up at any time. It wasn’t the peer pressure so much as a desire to finally be unencumbered from having to ask other people to do things for me that I couldn’t do, like buy concert tickets online from a coffee shop without a computer or look up the number of things I wanted to call while driving. However, I eventually caved in. I just wonder if the writer of “What It’s Like to Have the Oldest Phone in San Francisco” is going to do the same.
I really have to admire her dedication to her candy bar phone. Even though I held off on smartening up for a long time, I still got the occasional upgrade. Eventually it just seemed like too much hassle to keep a dumbphone, when for basically the same price package I could upgrade and get a smartphone (the lack of physical keyboard on every available dumbphone didn’t help). One thing in her favor: you can’t argue with buying that many minutes for $100. That’s pretty amazing, especially these days.Technorati Tags: Current Affairs, dumbphone vs smartphone, dumbphones, funny articles, gizmodo, old phones, oldest phone in san francisco