I’ve decided that the zombie plague that has been feared for decades is already upon us, and the virus is called Smartphone.
Earlier this year, I wrote about breaking up with my smartphone.
I’ve carried on with this endeavor (it’s much harder than it sounds), and although the smartphone is still in use, I am significantly more intentional about how and why I use it. I’m actually working toward transitioning to a phone-only phone, and will offload the smartphone features to my iPad. More on that another time.
Part of unplugging from the gravitational pull of smartphones, laptops, etc. is reconnecting with other tactile platforms like paper books or paper planners. We can appreciate both digital stuff and paper stuff. Sometimes it’s a nice comfort to enjoy the paper stuff when you shut off the digital stuff, for example.
The name Hanging Up chosen for this series is not solely for its connotation with the telephone, but is also a nod to the movie of the same name. The movie stars Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow, and Diane Keaton. Diane Keaton is a real-life user of Filofaxes (various articles have stated she uses multiples). Also, in this movie, Meg Ryan can be seen several times with her character’s planner (my memory is that is a black, personal-size and that it’s quite stuffed). So this all ties in nicely to this blog which is primarily about planners and planning.
Anyway, since it turns out I am not the only person feeling the zombie smartphone plague, there are many people sharing their experiences and really good info about it. In this new Hanging Up series, I would like to share some of these finds and especially to hear from others as well.
Today’s share is a TED Talk (did you know these started in 1984? I did not!). This is Anastasia Dedyukhina presenting “Could you live without a smartphone?”
I hope you enjoy, and thank you for reading. 🙂