Have you noticed recently what has happened to the cell phone? It used to be this great device to get in touch with people via the telephone, hence the phone part. But they keep putting more parts into these phones. It’s like adding more genes to a human: the more you add, the more likely the phone is going to be mentally challenged.
Why do I need an mp3 player in my phone? Oh right, it’s because the phone companies want to sell me their accessories for the phone, and the proprietary mp3 formats. They cripple the phones so their formats are virtually the only thing that work. Why do they need a different size headphone jack? I’d want to use my better quality headphones to hear mp3 quality. So, why would anyone ever want an LG Voyager, or those LG Chocolate phones?
Second, what is with plans nowadays? Well I’ll tell you, as much as I love the internet, it has ruined some human behavior. For example, people are unable to make long term plans because they have this technology, which reinforces waiting to the last minute to make plans.
This brings me to the next biggest thing wrong with cell phones: text messaging. Text messaging not only makes the cell PHONE very impersonal, but also has nothing to do with the phone. I think I’m going to write a paper on this theory- The more text messages you have on your plan, the poorer you are. Text messaging was marketed to be “easy and non-invasive” which is how they market some surgeries. However, text messaging was developed for individuals who can’t afford a phone plan with enough minutes. To solve this, lets just text all the time. This has led to all kinds of stupid behavior, like texting during class, at the dinner table. Text messaging is just lame.
This has led to behavior I have been observing lately. People have these ridiculous phones, and walk around texting and calling people TO SHOW OFF their phones to people. The new thing is once you get a new phone, you call as many people as possible in front as many people as possible. This way you have a great time showing off your phone.
And it’s become the new social norm. CHECK OUT MY IPHONE. Or check out this phone. You’ve never seen one like this again. Better yet, people talk about their weekend plans in front of EVERYONE on their phone to sound cool. “Yeah, there’s a party here this weekend. Yeah it’ll be fun. We are planning on having so and so over.” No one cares, put your goddamn phone away and stop doing that shit.