Nothing But A Smartphone

Not long ago I wrote about pros and cons of devices designed to do only one thing well versus others that can do many things. Of course, the smartphone is the multi-use magic gadget with the chops to function as the be-all end-all device. That in mind, here’s a thought experiment: can the iPhone replace all other devices? Tablet First, the iPad (or other tablet). … Continue reading Nothing But A Smartphone

Deleted My Instagram Account Today

Another day. Another deletion. This time it was Instagram. I had almost deleted my account back in December last year but just removed the app from my iPhone and left the rest alone. Until today. I dropped a nuke from orbit. There wasn’t much to nuke really. I had only just created my account in early August of last year. After about four months and … Continue reading Deleted My Instagram Account Today

Single Versus Multi Purpose Tech

A Swiss Army knife is known for being this one thing you can stick in your pocket and have all the tools you need at your disposal. Knife? Of course. Scissors? You bet. Toothpick? Radical! But is a multi-purpose device always best? Likewise, an iPhone is known for being the one digital device you can pocket and do all the cool things with. Phone? Obviously. … Continue reading Single Versus Multi Purpose Tech

Thoughts On Digital Minimalism

Two months ago to the day, I posted thoughts on social media. It was a general look at my social media use at the time and a point of scaling back from Facebook in particular. My conclusion was apt: “Minimalism is a good final point on my current thoughts on Social Media. I don’t want to delete altogether but minimize use or exposure, and thereby … Continue reading Thoughts On Digital Minimalism

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Human Being Or Human Doing

You’ve probably heard this distinction before: human being versus human doing. We’re all human beings, but we’re also super busy, always doing something. So call us human doings. Yet the busyness gets overwhelming and makes you want to stop and just be. It’s worth noting that ‘being’ and ‘doing’ are both verb forms and relate to action. When you’re doing, you’re active. But being is … Continue reading Human Being Or Human Doing