Saturday, 4 February 2023

The Quest for a Dumber Phone

quote [ The desire to unplug has made way for an entire market, selling focus and technological detachment. R/dumbphone and the rise of low-tech phones are part of a wider phenomenon that includes the use of site blockers, lock boxes for your phone, and other online movements like no surf. ]

This focuses very much on the zen/minimalism/addiction aspect and less on (enviromental) costs or the fact that some tasks might be better suited for a PC – like being at work.

It links to Dumphonefinder – pretty helpful.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by Paracetamol@11:13amGMT]


mechavolt said @ 6:51pm GMT on 4th Feb [Score:2 Insightful]
Back when I was in the military, we were allowed to have cellphones in sensitive areas, but only if they didn't have cameras. Even back then that was a nigh impossible task. I remember having to buy some stupidly expensive Blackberry because it was literally the only phone without a camera in the store.
Hugh E. said @ 12:54am GMT on 5th Feb [Score:2]
Now do cars.
Wulf said @ 4:13pm GMT on 6th Feb [Score:2]
I'm at the point where I'm doing a bunch of maintenance on my 12-13 year old truck and the thought of a new vehicle [besides money] is not a fun prospect. With new vehicles switching to "subscription" models where you have to pay extra for them to activate features they already gave you is infuriating. They pre-load a vehicle with heated seats that you're probably already paying for in the base price but you can't enjoy it unless you pay that little extra. And I'm sure that there's no hope of a homebrew/jailbroken ECU either without having some kind of right-to-repair law with teeth.
R1Xhard said[1] @ 3:17am GMT on 5th Feb
Just buy anything with a carburetor.

As an added bonus they usually come with a forearm work out device, or what used to to known as a Window winder.

Finding a mechanic who knows how to service it o the other hand.
mechanical contrivance said @ 9:15pm GMT on 4th Feb [Score:1 Funsightful]
This is great for those people who realize that they are addicted to their smartphones and know that that's a bad thing, but I think most of the people who are addicted to their smartphones either don't know it or don't care.

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