In celebration of the dumb cellphone, a uncommon sanity-saving gadget

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I miss the cellphone. No, not that slab in my pocket that we name the smartphone.

Sure, that machine can act like a cellphone. But it surely additionally doubles as a conveyable laptop computer, digicam, alarm, console, TV, pockets, and so many different issues — I’m unsure what it’s. However one factor’s for positive: calling an iPhone only a “cellphone” has by no means felt fairly proper.

It’s straightforward to lose sight of simply how completely huge a smartphone’s capabilities are. Hidden inside our pockets is a robust machine that looks like it actually can do the whole lot, in all places, all of sudden. There’s a motive the courts lately restricted FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried to only a dumb cellphone. A smartphone is a robust software, particularly within the arms of a math nerd who misplaced billions of different individuals’s cash…

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