My dad has let rumor be known that I may get a smart phone for Christmas. I'm excited but also scared that I won't know what to do with it once I have it. As of now I still have a flip phone that plays music from 2007. It's lasted this long because it was a high end phone.
All this time since 2007, I have watch people with their smart phones. People have done some really neat things and they've also done some really stupid things. It's been as if they need to relearn how to ride a bicycle. Things like don't text and drive. Or being considerate of others while on the phone. Or be aware of one's surroundings lest it get swiped, or the fear that hackers from hostile countries monitor what is typed into browsers on smart phones (and I'm guessing anything online). Also, and this applies to email, don't put anything online, private or otherwise, that you don't mind the whole world viewing.
All this I have watched concerning smart phones and have been thankful, and somewhat jealous, that it doesn't yet apply to me. Yet eventually I will need a smart phone, forced to face the joys and risks and eventual obsolescence, because technology is making it harder not to have one.