Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Apr 2013 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless They're here! Whether that excites you or not remains to be seen, but the Galaxy S4, which will most likely become the best selling Android smartphone of the year by a huge margin, has been reviewed by all the major sites, and there's lots of interesting conclusions in there - although I think most of you will get the gist.
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I do not know what to think.
by judgen on Thu 25th Apr 2013 00:38 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

I still believe in my approach, and it seems to be getting more prevalent each day.
People like me opt for no phone at all or a "skype phone" for our calls. I sold my last smartphone a long way back and it is just so darn liberating to not be having one.
The phones are distractions and annoyances at best... You can fill in the worst below, but you know you all had them, or atleast some of them.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

That was not only fascinating but highly insightful and totally related to the topic of the article at hand.

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adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

hilarious

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RE: I do not know what to think.
by leos on Thu 25th Apr 2013 02:49 in reply to "I do not know what to think."
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

I still believe in my approach, and it seems to be getting more prevalent each day.


Uhh.. No. The explosion of the smartphone market proves that people are going the opposite direction. Smartphones are a fantastically useful convergence device, and they're certainly not going away anytime soon.

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tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

..Smartphones are a fantastically useful convergence device, and they're certainly not going away anytime soon.

..For ones that need/feel-the-need-to-have them. To one each own. ;)

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griffinme Member since:
2005-11-09

There are two profs at the Uni I work at that were college roommates. One has taught comp sci, math, chemistry and started the IT dept here in the 80's. The other has just taught regular classes in the English dept. The science prof insists that his old Apple IIe's are just fine for tracking experiments. There is no need for these new fangled machines. The admission's tours have instructions to avoid that area of the sci building because it is embarrassing to see machines from the 80's or older.

The other prof uses an iPad, Apple TV device, and Pollycom for video conferencing. All at his request. No, actually he insisted since IT was not sure those devices would be useful yet.

Take a guess which one is up for VP of Academics and which one was quietly suggested that he retire? The new VP gave a very nice speech at the sci prof's retirement dinner.

Which one are you going to be with statements like this?

... I sold my last smartphone a long way back and it is just so darn liberating to not be having one.
The phones are distractions and annoyances at best... You can fill in the worst below, but you know you all had them, or atleast some of them.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

One has taught comp sci, math, chemistry and started the IT dept here in the 80's. He insists that his old Apple IIe's are just fine for tracking experiments. There is no need for these new fangled machines.
The other prof uses an iPad, Apple TV device, and Pollycom for video conferencing. All at his request. No, actually he insisted since IT was not sure those devices would be useful yet.

Take a guess which one is up for VP of Academics and which one was quietly suggested that he retire? The new VP gave a very nice speech at the sci prof's retirement dinner.

I would guess that the pragmatic one that saves money would become the VP. And the hipster one that keeps spending money on new stuff would retire so he has more time to play with his toys.

Edited 2013-04-29 13:46 UTC

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