I’ve seen some articles floating around social media again in which someone proclaims that smartphones are expensive luxuries used by mindless people to entertain themselves with mindless games while truly smart and savvy people continue to use their old flip phones. These articles are nothing new; they resurface regularly, enjoy brief popularity as cynical people bat them back and forth with thinly veiled comments about their own superiority, and then they fizzle back into dormancy for a while. What none of them seem to realize is that smartphones are so much more than just ‘fancy phones.’
Smartphones and the technology surrounding them have evolved greatly in past years. To treat a smartphone like it is first and foremost a phone is a pitiable mistake; anyone who thinks this mustn’t have any idea of just how much their phone is capable. A smartphone is not a phone — it is the best multi-purpose tool you can own in the modern world, and it happens to include phone functionality as one of its features. There’s a big difference.
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