Sent from my iPad. Sent from my iPhone.
These are two of the most stupid lines you encounter at the end of an email or a text message these days. They serve the valuable purpose of informing you that the sender of the message has purchased one of these devices from the Apple Computer Corporation and is using it.
That’s certainly newsworthy enough for you to know about it, isn’t it?
Continue reading “Stupid is as stupid does”
IT IS not uncommon these days to witness people walking the streets of any city, apparently fully engrossed in some very important activity on a mobile device.
These folk are oblivious to their surrounds and expect the rest of those who are walking alongside or in the opposite direction to avoid them, not the other way around.
Continue reading “Subsidising stupidity”
SMARTPHONE. Nice word – is the phone meant to be the smart one or does it make the user smarter? Or is it the case that the phone increases the chances of error to the extent that people do tend to make more errors?
There is a sense of arrogance evident when people use smartphones, forgetting that if they are stupid then they will end up doing stupid things.
Any computer can only be programmed by human beings. Humans are prone to make errors. And those errors will reflect themselves in the way computer programs behave.
Continue reading “Smartphones. How about dumbphones?”