Cellphones have gotten out of hand. Seriously. Or maybe it is just that I am a neo-Luddite: a technologically adept disparager of things technological.
I don't give one rat's ass about texting
, web surfing
), or playing MP3s
. What I want is a phone with a phonebook, voicemail, clock, and calendar.I'm not the only one
I am sure many of us would like just the cell phone. No gadgets.
What! No gadgets!?! Read this extract from an article on the $100 laptop
[...] Think about your own PC usage -- does it honestly include anything more demanding than Facebook stalking, laughing at idiots on YouTube or hitting the digg button underneath the latest lolcat? Can you justify spending £2,000 when a machine costing £50 will do exactly the same thing? Crave thinks the world can learn a lot from the XO, the ClassMate PC and its ilk.[...]
So how about de-featuring my cellphone and increasing its battery life? I don't need to run a spreadsheet
, but I do
need longer battery life.