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    WIREDWIRED Staff12/29/1811 min
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      3 years ago

      I've been coming back to this one again and again, month after month. I just gave it a 10. This is evergreen.

      As the Dalai Lama once tweeted, “It’s important that we shouldn’t be slaves to technology.”

      I need to write a reply. I've been exclusively flip phone (versus smartphone) for over three years now and I'm definitely never going back. It's just a better arrangement.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      3 years ago

      A tired topic, indeed, but the writing here is actually good.

      For example:

      Yet amid the stunts and self-delusions and Walden wankery, facts are facts: We are the first generation of cyborgs, and our soft, slack bodies are rejecting the foreign technology. You can feel the invasion, a monstrous new lifeforce-leeching limb—the glass plus silicon multiplied by cloudmagic that equals the thousand-dollar device sitting pretty in your pocket.

      • loundytampa3 years ago

        ... and the moral of the story is?

    • Plum3 years ago

      Well....I guess it is hopeless to go back but I am still greyscale.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        3 years ago

        It's not hopeless!! I'm smartphone-free and love it. (PS Welcome to reallyread.it!)

    • TripleG
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      3 years ago

      A tired topic- yes, but still amusing!