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Hello.. can you hear me now? (back to the iPhone)

A little over two months. About 1/6 of the year. That was the length of my DLAE (digital life adjustment experiment). You can read about it in the entries above. Synopsis: I boxed my iPhone 5 for two months and… Continue Reading →

This may be one of my new favorite pranks. I was setting up Carolyn’s shortcuts on her iPhone. You know, the option that allows you to type in a short code, and the iPhone will fill in a phrase for… Continue Reading →

Advantages to a dumb phone and thoughts on going back to an iPhone

On May 29, 2013, I boxed up my iPhone 5 and put it in a drawer. It’s been almost two months since then. You can review some of the reasons why and my reflections on being a dumb-phone user in… Continue Reading →

Going iPhone-less: more thoughts

It’s been more than three weeks since I put my iPhone 5 in its box in a drawer in our living room. Since that time, I’ve upgraded from my original dumb phone. I was using a Sony Ericcson w810i that… Continue Reading →

Why I am not responding to your texts

I’ve been a Mac guy since 1988. My mom and dad graciously bought me the first iPhone the day of its release. Carolyn and Sam waited in a small line at the AT&T store in Monticello, Arkansas for mine. Since… Continue Reading →

Why I’m moving from a smart phone to a dumb phone

Call it a digital life adjustment experiment (DLAE for short). I’ve been mulling over the implications of being constantly accessible, online, responsive and honestly, much of the time, digitally consumed. It’s been weeks of mulling. Today, I pulled the trigger…. Continue Reading →

Ode to Steve

I was recently called a “Mac troll” by a friend. It happened after I posted this link to my “Geeks” circle on Google+. I don’t know if he’s aware that he’s in my geek circle. He should be proud. If… Continue Reading →

iPad update

It’s been about three weeks since we got our iPad, and I thought I’d share what we’re continuing to learn from it and our use of it. It really is in the process of revolutionizing how/when/where I digest information and… Continue Reading →

My Town vs. Foursquare iPhone apps

I’ve always been enthralled by the ability of the iPhone to allow you to use location-based apps. I wrote an early entry about Loopt vs Whrll. Since then, there’ve been a series of great apps out using the phone’s capabilities… Continue Reading →

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