Comments on: Smartphones Outsell ‘Dumbphones’ for First Time, Report Says http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/04/smartphones-outsell-dumbphones-for-first-time-report-says/ The latest Technology news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:39:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: amn http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/04/smartphones-outsell-dumbphones-for-first-time-report-says/#comment-2821504 amn Sat, 27 Apr 2013 15:31:15 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=119816#comment-2821504 Telephones are tools -- remember the slogan, "Reach out and touch somebody?" Land lines were & are a pain in the butt which I had to use in the workplace but avoided using any more than absolutely necessary at home. My son mounted a campaign over several months in the late 90s to get on the cell phone band wagon until I finally succumbed. Since then I disposed of the land line. I have a dumbphone which totally suits my needs -- as a telephone to communicate audibly. I do not text nor have I ever used my cell phone as a camera. I have no need for a smartphone. I see people literally welded to their smartphones to the exclusion of face-to-face communication with others. People are losing the ability to really communicate with one another, to look one another in the eye instead of fiddling with various apps on their smartphones. I think smartphones are fast turning their users into dumb people. Telephones are tools — remember the slogan, “Reach out and touch somebody?” Land lines were & are a pain in the butt which I had to use in the workplace but avoided using any more than absolutely necessary at home. My son mounted a campaign over several months in the late 90s to get on the cell phone band wagon until I finally succumbed. Since then I disposed of the land line. I have a dumbphone which totally suits my needs — as a telephone to communicate audibly. I do not text nor have I ever used my cell phone as a camera. I have no need for a smartphone. I see people literally welded to their smartphones to the exclusion of face-to-face communication with others. People are losing the ability to really communicate with one another, to look one another in the eye instead of fiddling with various apps on their smartphones. I think smartphones are fast turning their users into dumb people.

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By: anon http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/04/smartphones-outsell-dumbphones-for-first-time-report-says/#comment-2820393 anon Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:06:47 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=119816#comment-2820393 I will forever be a dumbphone person! My posture will also be better than everyone else's who are constantly slouched over on their phones. boo ya I will forever be a dumbphone person! My posture will also be better than everyone else’s who are constantly slouched over on their phones. boo ya

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