The light side of technology
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“Did you know that adult Americans touch their smartphones on average more than 2,600 times a day?”
“I’m guessing there’s a lot of statistical wizardry involved in getting to that number, but let’s go with it. So people touch their smartphones a lot. What do you think about that?”
“That seems a bit excessive, doesn’t it?”
Depends what you touch the smartphone for.
For instance, imagine if with every touch of the phone you read a random little piece of wisdom. Those little pieces of wisdom would really add up.
“One approach is to reduce the number of touches. I’m guessing that’s the one you’re advocating.”
“Yes, it is. What’s your approach?”
“My approach is to make every touch of the phone meaningful, and to use the phone only as a productivity tool.”