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(Washington Post)   Smartphones keep getting smarter, but their users stay pretty much as dumb as they ever were   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 17
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2014-01-16 04:36:36 PM
5 votes:
Smartphones are not intended to educate, empower, or make one literate.  They exist to keep you busy, and to keep you away from things which actually make you smart.
2014-01-16 06:47:08 PM
3 votes:
If only smartphones shipped with manuals... Or there was some sort of search engine that you could punch a question about a feature on your phone into and see a ranked list of possible answers.
2014-01-16 04:49:26 PM
2 votes:

Mitch Taylor's Bro: I think smartphones are making people dumber. I know mine has. I don't have to remember as much.


I don't see the point in devoting brain power to memorizing things that I can easily look up.
2014-01-16 09:58:28 PM
1 votes:
Got my 1st smartphone back last April. Yeah an Android and for a while it was pretty nifty fooling around with some of the apps and trying to look on the 'net with that little screen. Then in Oct. I got a refurbed Dell Laptop to replace my 10yr old plus Gateway and guess what? Now about the only thing I use the Phone for again is Calling people. I've got the laptop piggybacked on the Wi-Fi at work and that takes care of that. The only really handy thing with the Phone now is if I'm in the field and have to take pics of something for work, I can just e-mail them straight to the office PC. I don't Text or Tweet or any of that other stuff. I have no Facebook acct, what for? If I want to talk to someone, I call them. I'm not Married to the phone. The 1st thing I think when the Kitchen Phone (the Main phone in my house is on the Kitchen wall and it's hooked to Wires! Gasp!! Old school Huh?) rings is "Who the Hell is bothering me Now?". I just don't see why some people have to be in constant contact with whoever, wherever and whenever. Must be something missing in their lives.
2014-01-16 08:28:31 PM
1 votes:
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2014-01-16 07:31:43 PM
1 votes:
I think in general people are intimidated by tech like smart phones is because they are afraid to make mistakes so don't try to learn anything but the basics. Anytime I get new tech toys? I mess with every little setting and item on the device. I accidentally send a text, delete email? Oh well, now I'll learn from my mistakes. In tech there's mostly nothing you can do wrong that cannot be corrected. Kids will dive right in and fark around with whatever. Older people cannot be afraid to learn the new things and possibly get things wrong.
2014-01-16 07:23:08 PM
1 votes:

Weatherkiss: The Southern Dandy: Weatherkiss: The Southern Dandy: We really need to ban Smart phones. In 2011, they were responsible for more than 3,000 deaths.  Nobody needs a Smart phone, and the fact that they are responsible for so many deaths is clear proof that nobody should be allowed to have one.

Personally, if Smartphones are the cause of 3,000 deaths I think we should allow more people to have them, and to make them cheaper.

Because those same 3,000 are too stupid to survive if a Smartphone can be the cause of their demise.

Yeah, people are pretty farking stupid if they let themselves get run over by a person that texts while driving.

Okay, fair point. I retract my statement.


But you agree, Smartphones, being so deadly, should be banned.  I mean, assault rifles were responsible for less than 50 deaths in 2011, but clearly nobody should have them.  Nobody needs an assault rifle...just like nobody needs a smartphone.  Those deadly items should just be banned. When somebody says they NEED a smartphone, their sanity should really be called into question.
2014-01-16 07:19:29 PM
1 votes:

megarian: WayneKerr: megarian: RexTalionis: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I think smartphones are making people dumber. I know mine has. I don't have to remember as much.

I don't see the point in devoting brain power to memorizing things that I can easily look up.

This.

And I've learned some awesome things via smartphone. Being able to look up anything leads me to look up and read something else is pretty amazing. I end up reading about things what I had not thought about or didn't have reasonable access to. I love Wikipedia wormholes.

Wow! It's almost like the Internet.

Oh shut it. I don't carry my laptop everywhere.


I will shut it... shut it like a flip phone in the 2000's
2014-01-16 07:18:00 PM
1 votes:
"I told her to call Apple support this time, because I was done with it"

If my kids, no matter how old they were, talked to me like that, I'd write them out of the will.
2014-01-16 07:16:10 PM
1 votes:

The Southern Dandy: Weatherkiss: The Southern Dandy: We really need to ban Smart phones. In 2011, they were responsible for more than 3,000 deaths.  Nobody needs a Smart phone, and the fact that they are responsible for so many deaths is clear proof that nobody should be allowed to have one.

Personally, if Smartphones are the cause of 3,000 deaths I think we should allow more people to have them, and to make them cheaper.

Because those same 3,000 are too stupid to survive if a Smartphone can be the cause of their demise.

Yeah, people are pretty farking stupid if they let themselves get run over by a person that texts while driving.


Okay, fair point. I retract my statement.
2014-01-16 07:06:17 PM
1 votes:
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2014-01-16 07:04:24 PM
1 votes:
We really need to ban Smart phones. In 2011, they were responsible for more than 3,000 deaths.  Nobody needs a Smart phone, and the fact that they are responsible for so many deaths is clear proof that nobody should be allowed to have one.
2014-01-16 07:02:15 PM
1 votes:

fatassbastard: If Frank Washington has told his mother once, he has told her a thousand times: Do not change the account passwords on your iPhone.

His mother called the other day. She had a password problem.

"I told her to call Apple support this time, because I was done with it," Washington said.

What a dick.


I see you don't have technologically illetrate mother. I do. They will litterally call you everyday about something. It's anoying and counter productive. IOS and Android are baby's first OS and children in Africa can figure it out (http://www.technologyreview.com/news/506466/given-tablets-but-no-tea ch ers-ethiopian-children-teach-themselves/ )on their own westerners who actually have first world education should be able to do it. If they can't too freaking bad it's fricking Darwinian at this point.
2014-01-16 07:01:29 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I think smartphones are making people dumber. I know mine has. I don't have to remember as much.

I don't see the point in devoting brain power to memorizing things that I can easily look up.


This.

And I've learned some awesome things via smartphone. Being able to look up anything leads me to look up and read something else is pretty amazing. I end up reading about things what I had not thought about or didn't have reasonable access to. I love Wikipedia wormholes.
Ant
2014-01-16 06:40:28 PM
1 votes:
"I couldn't get the camera flipped around so it would take a picture of an object and not myself," Jennifer said. There were a lot of pictures of Jennifer. "Finally a client said, 'Here, let me help you with that.'"

How the fark do people like this function? Are you so incurious that you can't try a few menu items? Do you know how to use Google? I honestly don't understand.
2014-01-16 06:06:01 PM
1 votes:
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2014-01-16 04:42:11 PM
1 votes:

Mike_LowELL: Smartphones are not intended to educate, empower, or make one literate.  They exist to keep you busy, and to keep you away from things which actually make you smart.


Like a ratlle for an infant.
 
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