(via Brian Kane)
Every now and again, I find myself staring blankly at my iPhone. I remember the days when I had a cell phone- you know, the ones where you made phone calls, and only phone calls? No texting, no checking in, no tweeting, and no using GPS to find the nearest ganja purveyor. No email, no making restaurant reservations, no checking the weather forecast (in Reykjavik), and no checking your stock portfolio. Now, like most of us, I rarely use my phone to actually talk to another person. I can go days without making a phone call, but I text frequently, tweet occasionally, and do all manner of other things not remotely related to making phone calls.
Time was when I couldn’t imagine what having a smart phone would do for me. Now I can’t imagine being without one (You can have my iPhone when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers). I never cease to be amazed at the amount of information at my fingertips…and how little of it I actually use. Still, having all of that information available to me feels pretty amazing. I now have the current weather conditions and forecast for Reykjavik at my fingertips, which I’m sure will come in handy. Someday.
Remember when we used our phones to make phone calls?
Time marches on….