As I continue the process of deciding whether or not to get a smartphone, there are a few sites that have expressed some similar sentiments, mostly in the form of humorous rants.
The funniest of the bunch is PleaseShutUp.com, which has a hilarious collection of graphics and videos on the craziness that comes with inappropriate cellphone use. It gives some graphical “advice” on using text messaging instead of a live conversation in critical moments e.g. giving your marriage vows, sitting on the toilet or hanging from the rings in gymnastics.
A recent post on the ZNet blog entitled “Smartphones Are Turning Us Into Idiots” is a colorful rant on the bad habits we are developing by paying more attention to the little screen on the phone than the people, or environment, around us.
They are both funny, in a smart, insightful way, and without saying it they ask the question: “Is there no end in sight?”