Breaking Up With My iPhone

Breaking News ScreenAnother fascinating tale about someone making an active decision to disconnect from the ‘always-on’ nature of their iPhone:

This sturdy conviction soon gave way to a more fragile reality. It turned out my iPhone only enabled me do what I always did — just more frequently and everywhere. In other words, I basically checked email and Facebook countless times a day and took thousands of pictures of my children.

There’s no doubt many people use their iPhones purposefully. I’m sure somebody out there has found a way to ship surplus grains to drought regions or organize labor movements or access ancient Tibetan meditations. But that somebody wasn’t me.

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