I turned off my HTC G2 for the last time 23 days ago, and I just had my first urge to use a smartphone again. The image above is the offending stimulator. Yes, I was stimulated.
I was reading an article on the wrist-watch device in the photo above, and I saw the Sony Xperia S. I already read the review on the device, and I liked the looks of it from the first time I saw it, but tonight I literally had the urge to flip through the operating system.
Is it not ridiculous that I can write something like this? Imagine reading an article about someone having an urge to use a telephone back in the 1950’s. How weird would that be? But it’s not the 1950’s. it’s 2012, and smartphones are nearly ubiquitous. It’s a simple fact, and I have a Moto KRZR.
The good news is, it was just an urge. I don’t feel the need to use a smartphone. Funnily enough, if I had access to the Xperia S right now, I’d just flip through some menus. Wouldn’t do anything of substance on it. It’s such a superfluous device. That’s the one thing I’ve noticed over the past three weeks. My laptop is fantastic at doing just about anything I need.
In the past three weeks, I haven’t gotten lost due to lack of GPS. I haven’t missed out on a gluten-free restaurant due to lack of mobile Google Maps. I haven’t encountered insurmountable boredom due to lack of access to my music from the cloud – while driving. It just hasn’t happened.
So although I’ve finally had my first urge to use a smartphone again, it’s no big deal, and it’s not the end of the world. I will survive.