Smart Phones and Tablets

I know the technology of 2013 is/was intended to make our lives better, or at least easier. I dislike most of it. Ok, I hate an awful lot of it.

I know I am going to ruffle some feathers here, but I really don’t care. I hate my “smart phone” and the Twin’s tablets. Before you get all riled up, about my use of the word hate, I will explain. I believe my “smart phone” and the Twin’s tablets were created just to make me crazy.

In my construction life my employer bought a new “smart phone” for my use; a complete waste of time and money. He thought we could text each other and not need to talk. I understand “texting” if a text does not need an answer.

I have had to teach my subcontractors, that if you need an answer from me do not text me, I will not answer it. As Ivy will tell you, I am distracted enough just holding a phone while I drive, you don’t want me trying to read it.

My “smart phone” has map (GPS) apps, listen to the radio apps, order pizza apps, game apps, and read bar code in stores apps. I have NEVER used ANY of them.

Tell me you haven’t seen a person walking down the street, staring intently at the phone in their hand and walk into another person, a light pole, or in the path of a bicyclist on the sidewalk. That is what can happen when the phone is “smarter” than its owner.

Then phones have their own language. What the heck is lol, OMG, LMAO and many others. I have news for you, I am accomplished speaker of construction language. I will try not to share construction language with you, if you don’t share “texting” language with me.