, elmer wrote

I also don't get the need to be constantly attached to it, although it's probably a separate argument, but stepping outside at lunchtime today, and I found myself dodging every second person with their face glued to their smartphone, paying no attention to where they were going or who they were colliding with, and unable to hear the traffic as they stepped out in front of it... and it made me depressed to see that, almost Huxley-like, scene.

Well, Windows Phone was supposed to address that issue...the whole not opening an app for everything and the info coming to you. I never use my Lumia for more than 5 min at a time...on average 5 sec bursts (while walking somewhere or waiting) in which I look at my start screen to see if there's anything interesting, and then I shove my phone back in my pocket.