Regular readers of this blog will remember my VILLEWOOD comic "The Flip Phone" talking about the humourous scenarios when people debate the validity of their respective phone type. Well, now I, like Shane in the comic, am a flip phone wielding red head. Incidentally, I also agree with him that beanie babies were pretty.
So why did I switch? Having read my previous post "Why a Millennial Deleted Social Media" you may think this is a furtherance of my intent to simplify my life and reconnect with the real world. While the simplicity of being more disconnected from the digital world is a good side effect, my main reason is actually a health concern. When I put my smartphone in my pocket, nearly instantly my skin feels like it has a bruise.
No, I'm not talking about phantom calls or phantom vibrations where I think my phone is in my pocket. I'm talking about a soreness. Given all the talk about cellular phones causing cancer, this sensation is a bit alarming. It may be nothing, by I figure, why on Earth risk it? Is 24/7 email access worth even a slim chance of health concerns? It isn't worth it for me at least.
So this isn't an "EVERYONE DITCH YOUR SMARTPHONES THEY'RE THE NEXT NOVACOM!!!" post*. I'm just saying, for me personally, since I could feel a negative physical sensation resulting from my phone, and since I was on the track to simplify my tech life anyway, I figured why not go for it?
Well If you'll excuse me, I think I'll go dig up my VCR and watch Recess: School's Out or An Extremely Goofy Movie**. PS: Have you seen either of those movies? Which one is your favourite of the two? Tell me in the comments below!
**Full disclosure I thought that would be a funny ending to the post since it's "older" sounding, but I actually have work to do, and while we do have an old VCR/DVD player combo, I think it's broken. Oh well ha ha.