To smartphone or not to smartphone?
September 15, 2012 4:12 AM Subscribe
To smartphone or not to smartphone? Can I have the advantages without being sucked in by the electronic leash?
posted by BigBrownBear to technology (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Around 6 months ago I bought a Sony Ericson Xperia Arc and the device is fantastic. For simplicity it's been a real bonus - I've been able to throw out my camera, gps, even my guitar tuner! When going about with small kids this is great.
However, I really like the idea of NOT being so wired and have made a real effort to limit internet time, email checking, etc. I no longer go on facebook and canceled my twitter account. I do not receive notifications when I receive emails and my goal is to check emails only 2-3 times per day.
HOWEVER, this does not work out in practice. Because I carry this fantastic little device around with me I inevitably end up getting bored and checking email. Or I need to SEND an email and I end up reading emails that get sent to me.
In short, what can I do to have the benefits of a smartphone but stop myself from getting sucked in?
(FYI, I know that other questions like this have been asked before but I didnt see anything quite worded like this and focused on smartphones).