Column: Smartphone use doesn’t always help make world a better place




If your phone is smarter than you, it is not time to get a new phone: It’s time to get a new life.

Many of us have more intimate relationship with our devices than we have with members of our immediate family. We’re more attached to our devices, more fond of them, responsive to them and attuned to every nuance of their tiny, soulless selves than we are to, say, our first cousins.

We remember the day we got our first computer or iPad but forget the exact year our nephew got married. We know how to upload apps but don’t have a current mailing address for our best friend from high school.

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