One time, when I went to work, I accidently left my cell phone at home. That day sucked. But the thing is, I don't need my phone. I can turn off my phone for a week while I go backpacking, but day-to-day? I guess I am addicted to it. If my phone was glued to the wall, my life wouldn't really be different. I could answer texts/emails when I get home. I could read a paperback book if I'm waiting for something when I'm out. The GPS/maps/directions would be the biggest loss.
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I have to remind myself that for years, I did ok without a smartphone. And I didn't get one until 2012 because for a long time I didn't feel like I needed one.
I really want a smartphone with an e-ink screen. I feel like that could go a long way towards disincentivizing me to use my phone, while maintaining the functionality. You know what? Let's e-ink my monitors while we're at it, too.
The closest thing to that is turning your phone screen monochrome. But it *would* be pretty cool to have a smartphone with an e-ink screen
Fully onboard for e-ink everything.