I have been searching for months. I have been trawling the internet to find one.
I have been calling into any phone shop (there are quite a lot, it seems) and could not find one.
Finally, after yet another "smallest smartphone on the market" search, this little thing appeared.
I am not even sure who makes it. It says Cubot on the back and that is all I know.
It's tiny and does just about everything I need it to do.
Make or take a phone call.
Access to The Guardian newspaper.
Wordle and.... that's about it.
Of course it does a lot more than that, but I don't need it to.
Its screen is tiny, its keyboard... tiny. It doesn't warrant spending too much time on it.
Finally, after years of being on the losing side of "who's smarter, me or the phone", finally, I can categorically say that I am Smarter than my Smartphone.
And it feels great. And it is great.
Aside from the fact that I can actually put this little phone in my pocket and it stays there, without trying to come out all the time.
Aside from the fact that I can actually hold it in one hand....
This little thing is doing its job and not trying to be something else.
It feels so good to be smarter that a technological device..
So much so, that I wrote a few thoughts about it.
Thoughts about Smartphones
"Smartphones are incredible pieces of technology that have revolutionised the way we live, work, and communicate. They allow us to access a world of information, stay connected with others, and even manage our daily lives. However, it's easy to fall into the trap of letting our smartphones do all the thinking for us, instead of taking advantage of our own intelligence. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips and strategies for being smarter than your smartphone.
Use your memory
One of the most significant benefits of using a smartphone is its ability to store and retrieve information quickly. However, this convenience can come at the cost of our own memory skills. Rather than relying on your smartphone to remember important information for you, try to use your own memory. This could involve memorising important phone numbers, passwords, or even directions to a new location. By relying on your memory, you'll be exercising your brain and improving your overall cognitive function.
Our smartphones are packed with endless amounts of information, but it's important not to let this stop us from being curious about the world around us. Make a conscious effort to stay curious and ask questions. When you encounter something that piques your interest, don't just rely on your smartphone to give you the answers. Instead, try to research the topic more deeply and develop your own understanding.
Prioritise critical thinking
Smartphones can be incredibly helpful in solving problems and answering questions, but they shouldn't be relied on to do all the thinking for us. Instead, prioritise critical thinking and problem-solving skills. When faced with a difficult problem, take the time to analyse the situation, consider different options, and come up with a solution on your own. This will help you to develop your cognitive abilities and become more self-sufficient.
Smartphones are notorious for distracting us and pulling us away from the present moment. By practicing mindfulness, you can develop your ability to stay focused and attentive, even in the face of distractions. This could involve setting aside time each day to meditate or simply taking a few deep breaths and focusing on the present moment when you feel yourself getting distracted by your smartphone.
In conclusion, while smartphones are undoubtedly powerful tools, it's important not to let them take over our lives or our brains. By using our own intelligence and cognitive abilities, we can become more self-sufficient, curious, and mindful individuals. So the next time you reach for your smartphone to answer a question or solve a problem, consider taking a few moments to think for yourself and develop your own solutions."
These thoughts were written by ChatOpenAI.... But I couldn't agree more with it..
"Nobody said it was easy
Oh, it's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
I'm going back to the start"
The Scientist, Coldplay
Songwriters: פורר טל / Buckland,jonathan Mark / Berryman,guy Rupert / Champion,william / Martin,christopher Anthony John