Digital Detox Challenge



Punkt. is a reasonably little, vibrant and independent company, and we like to keep close connections with our consumers and with people and organisations within the design world. As part of this, we regularly run 'Punkt.Challenges'. These consist of design challenges that form part of postgraduate style courses, and digital detox difficulties where self-confessed smartphone addicts are welcomed to revisit their relationship with innovation.
10 years back, smartphones were still extremely uncommon. Now, a life lived outside the framework of the smartphone is uncommon. 10 years back, many people had mobile phones, however they would typically just attract our attention if another human had actually decided to call us or send us a text. Now that many people's lives are a lot more automated: the new regular is to scamper around within a nonstop assault of status updates, push alerts and a great deal more.
Our Digital Detox Challenges have been running because 2016. The negative elements of mobile phones weren't commonly gone over at that point, but there has actually because been a surge of interest in the topic. Individual reports are a crucial component of the Detox Challenges; by running the Challenges and publishing these reports we intend to keep the discussion of people's relationship with innovation prominent and on-going - both in regards to tech addiction and the importance of premium design in the genuine (i.e. non-virtual) world.

The huge distinction this time round was that the term 'smartphone addiction' had clearly gotten in typical parlance - in 2016 it still sounded a bit over the top, but in 2018 individuals were beginning to sound genuinely fretted. You can check out the reports listed below, but here are some excerpts from a few of the numerous applications we got:
" The constant scrolling."
" I tried it with an old traditional phone, it resembled returning to an ex - with all the old pros and cons. Who does that?"
" We utilize our phones a lot - why should not they be lovely as well as functional?"
" I'm doing my own version now, however I needed to go for a broke ass burner phone that's 10 years old ...".
" As a UI designer for digital products I've often questioned some of the success criteria used in my industry, specifically 'engagement' as a metric for success. Until that modifications, regrettably it's extremely challenging to fight versus 100s of designers who are attempting to hook you into their products. [] There is a particular irony about this as I create for these items but wish to escape them. I think it's a chance for me as a designer to appreciate how valuable our attention is, and attempt to take that lesson back into my industry, ideally to influence a modification in technique to technology.".
" I have started getting rid of all my social media profiles and have instantly noticed the positive result it's had on me. I am so much calmer now, and I want to keep it that method, by also removing my smart device for great.".

Life is too short to keep our heads down.
Technology has significantly altered over the last century, from being an useful tool in our lives to keeping us as connected in as much as it can and for the longest amount of time. This Challenge changes that in its whole, pressing us into realizing exactly what is going on. I've always liked using the latest things, however because Punkt. has been around, I wanted to alter that, and with the Digital Detox Challenge, that's exactly what happened. When you go from a constantly ringing smart device to a phone like this, you realize just how much you can sacrifice all these applications that keep you hooked all day: you don't need them.
In a way, you do become sort of apart socially from your good friends-- let's state if they "Snapchat" you or whatnot-- but you begin to recognize that it's for the better, and the Punkt. MP01 accomplishes simply that. It teaches you simplicity and teaches you that you do not need whatever on your phone. Simply the fundamentals.
If you seem like you are hooked on your phone, like the majority of individuals I have satisfied, it could be an excellent time to give this phone a shot. A number of my own member of the family experience this feeling and I feel like passing this obstacle on to others so they can get the hang of it. This Challenge has actually ended up being so crucial in 2018 because-- as I said-- Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and so on are here to keep us hooked in for the longest time. Do not think me? Download QualityTime for your Android and you will realize that you don't even focus on what's going on around you. If you feel an itch, it may be a great time to get that examined out, and an excellent method to tackle it is with the Punkt. MP01.

The more time we invest taking a look at screens, the less essential daytime ends up being-- and in some cases, yes, more of a hindrance. Whether you're examining your messages while walking to work, enjoying your smart device with your good friends (who are each taking pleasure in theirs), or enjoying a movie, daytime is an inconvenience.
We started heading this way due to the fact that we wanted to. Nowadays-- to a large extent-- we merely do it because we do it. And due to the fact that others desire us to do it.
Is this really how you want to invest your time on Earth?
* * *.
In 2016, Google worker Tristan Harris left his job to found a brand-new non-profit organisation called Time Well Spent, which looked for to broaden the dispute on exactly what technology is doing to us and resulted in the development of the Center for Humane Technology. Given that then, the subject has exploded into the mainstream and it has actually ended up being clear that it is not doing good things to our basic sense of wellness.
The home page of the Center's site features a striking montage image. A generic graphic of a smart device is combined with a picture of a lady. But she is not provided as being on the screen. She is in fact looking out from the phone, leaning with her arms folded on the bottom edge of the screen as though it were a windowsill. She seems happy, taking pleasure in the view. And she is bathed in sunlight.
Possibly it makes sense to utilize these brighter nights for something besides looking at pixels? When bedtime approaches, matching sundown with a digital sundown: everything switched off, leaving simply a land-line with a number known only to household and close buddies, and a devoted alarm clock.
Joining those who have actually ditched their mobile phones completely, integrating a standard phone with a laptop computer or tablet (much better for typing on). Nowadays these ideas may sound nearly extreme, however as far as biology is concerned, they're what your brain wants. Thus the medical side-effects of tech over-use.
Because of the apparent reduction in traffic accidents, Daylight Saving Time is said to increase life span of a country's residents. Ditto prohibiting phone usage while driving, naturally (with a much clearer causal link). Phones threaten in other ways, too: scrollers strolling into traffic, selfie trophy-hunters taking one risk too numerous, and so on. Over-use of tech shrinks our lives in another way as well-- incrementally and inevitably. It gives us a narrower presence where we are less focussed, less rested and therefore less awake. Over-use eats our website lives, and it's becoming the standard.
Time for a rethink?

Do you discover that any place you go, you always end up in the same location: in front of your mobile phone? Using it, or letting it use you, to remain 'connected'? Connected with exactly what people depend on back home. Connected with the current report. Gotten in touch with work. Connected with video games, YouTube videos, Wikipedia. Gotten in touch with photos from the last vacation you took, and the one before that. What kind of 'connection' is that, actually? This circumstance is something that's sneaked up on us, and maybe it's time to begin making some decisions ...

A vacation is a chance to change off, to experience new things. If we do not likewise change off our devices, if we continue to outsource our awareness to image sensing units and memory cards, if we're still attached to what we were doing before we left and exactly what we'll be doing when we get back, it's as if we're paying a kind of vacation tax. Part of the experience is subtracted-- and not to assist the local economy, but to help line the pockets of investors of social networks companies.
Picture a traditional travelogue like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, minus this tax. There would not be much. As well as if we're looking for something a bit less intense for our fortnight away, the principle still applies. Whether it's a case of pings on the beach, or livestreaming from the Louvre, something's gained but something's lost. And on the subject of getting lost, yes, without a smart device it might occur. And perhaps you'll wind up somewhere that ends up being the emphasize of your trip. Maybe you'll find some appealing dining establishment that isn't really on tripadvisor.com. You might end up speaking to some locals. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. This connect the growing sluggish travelmovement, and the reclaiming of overland travel as a mainstream and sensible alternative to flying, shown by the underground success of The Man in Seat Sixty-One. It's everything about being there.
If we do choose to have a vacation that doesn't revolve around processing big data, there are a couple of options. We can go to the other extreme, and leave house without any kind of phone or tablet. (That never ever used to be a severe, but we reside in extreme times.) And we have options like altering our gadget's settings to 'minimum', leaving it in the hotel safe throughout the day, and so on

. Or we can take a different phone. One that just does calls and texts. And after that immerse ourselves in a various culture, have some adventures, or merely enjoy a little peace and quiet.
The physical act of switching phones goes deep. It's a bit like flying the nest. And it's starting to get in popularity: whether an inexpensive, old-tech model or something more elegant and up-to-date, selecting to often utilize an easy phone is something that everybody can relate to nowadays. They may not do it themselves, but they definitely understand why some individuals do.
There are useful benefits, too. Only having to charge your phone sometimes is popular with everybody but if you're going someplace without mains electrical power, your greedy mobile phone will be no usage at all. With an easy phone you do not need to keep inspecting that your digital factotum hasn't cunningly discovered some method of running up monster-sized information roaming charges-- it can still take place. It's the 'in fact being there' that really counts. Sure, travelling without a smart device will mean a few mix-ups, a decreased capability to strategy, to understand beforehand exactly what's going to occur. Travelling sans algorithms is where the action is. And the screens on simple phones are frequently much harder than the big locations of glass found on their more complex cousins. Replacing a damaged mobile phone screen is an inconvenience at the very best of times; multiply that by 10 if you're abroad.
It's the 'in fact being there' that actually counts. Sure, travelling without a mobile phone will indicate a couple of mix-ups, a lowered capability to plan, to know ahead of time what's going to happen. Taking a trip sans algorithms is where the action is.

 

SMS 03 - Punkt. MP02 from Punkt. on Vimeo.

Digital Detox Challenge



Punkt. is a relatively little, vibrant and independent business, and we prefer to preserve close connections with our clients and with individuals and organisations within the style world. As part of this, we frequently run 'Punkt.Challenges'. These consist of style obstacles that form part of postgraduate style courses, and digital detox difficulties where self-confessed smartphone addicts are welcomed to revisit their relationship with technology.
10 years earlier, smart devices were still extremely uncommon. Now, a life lived outside the structure of the mobile phone is unusual. Ten years back, the majority of people had smart phones, however they would typically only attract our attention if another human being had actually decided to call us or send us a text. Now that the majority of people's lives are a lot more automated: the brand-new normal is to scamper around within a ceaseless attack of status updates, push notices and an entire lot more.
Our Digital Detox Challenges have been running since 2016. The negative elements of mobile phones weren't extensively talked about at that point, however there has because been a rise of interest in the topic. Participant reports are a crucial element of the Detox Challenges; by running the Challenges and releasing these reports we intend to keep the discussion of individuals's relationship with innovation prominent and on-going - both in regards to tech addiction and the importance of high-quality style in the genuine (i.e. non-virtual) world.

The huge difference this time round was that the term 'smart device addiction' had plainly entered common parlance - in 2016 it still sounded a bit over the top, however in 2018 people were beginning to sound truly worried. You can check out the reports below, but here are some excerpts from a few of the numerous applications we got:
" The continuous scrolling."
" I attempted it with an old timeless phone, it was like going back to an ex - with all the old pros and cons. Who does that?"
" We use our phones a lot - why should not they be lovely as well as functional?"
" I'm doing my own version now, but I had to opt for a broke ass burner phone that's 10 years old ...".
" As a UI designer for digital items I've typically questioned a few of the success criteria used in my industry, specifically 'engagement' as a metric for success. Until that changes, sadly it's extremely tough to battle versus 100s of designers who are attempting to hook you into their items. [] There is a particular paradox about this as I create for these items however wish to avoid them. However I believe it's a chance for me as a designer to value how important our attention is, and aim to take that lesson back into my industry, hopefully to influence a change in approach to technology.".
" I have actually started getting rid of all my social media profiles and have instantly noticed the positive result it's had on me. I am a lot calmer now, and I 'd like to keep it that method, by likewise removing my smartphone for excellent.".

Life is too short to keep our heads down.
Technology has actually significantly changed over the last century, from being a practical tool in our lives to keeping us as hooked in as much as it can and for the longest period of time. This Challenge modifications that in its whole, pushing us into understanding what is going on. I've constantly liked using the latest things, but since Punkt. has actually been around, I wanted to alter that, and with the Digital Detox Challenge, that's exactly what happened. When you go from a continuously buzzing smart device to a phone like this, you recognize how much you can compromise all these applications that keep you hooked all day long: you do not require them.
In such a way, you do end up being type of apart socially from your buddies-- let's state if they "Snapchat" you or whatnot-- but you begin to recognize that it's for the much better, and the Punkt. MP01 accomplishes simply that. It teaches you simplicity and teaches you that you don't require everything on your phone. Simply the essentials.
If you seem like you are hooked on your phone, like the majority of people I have actually met, it could be a great time to give this phone a try. A lot of my own household members experience this feeling and I seem like passing this difficulty on to others so they can get the hang of it. This Challenge has actually become so essential in 2018 because-- as I said-- Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. are here to keep us hooked in for the longest time. Don't think me? Download QualityTime for your Android and you will realize that you don't even take notice of what's going on around you. If you feel an itch, it might be a good time to get that examined out, and a great way to tackle it is with the Punkt. MP01.

The more time we invest looking at screens, the lesser daytime becomes-- and in some cases, yes, more of an obstacle. Whether you're examining your messages while strolling to work, enjoying your smartphone with your buddies (who are each delighting in theirs), or seeing a movie, daylight is a hassle.
We started heading by doing this since we wished to. Nowadays-- to a big level-- we merely do it due to the fact that we do it. And because others want us to do it.
Is this really how you wish to invest your time in the world?
* * *.
In 2016, Google employee Tristan Harris left his task to discovered a brand-new non-profit organisation called Time Well Spent, which looked for to expand the dispute on what technology is doing to us and led to the development of the Center for Humane Technology. Given that then, the subject has actually blown up into the mainstream and it has become clear that it is not doing advantages to our basic sense of wellness.
The house page of the Center's website includes a striking montage image. A generic graphic of a smartphone is combined with a photo of a lady. But she is not presented as being on the screen. She is in reality looking out from the phone, leaning with her arms folded on the bottom edge of the screen as though it were a windowsill. She appears pleased, enjoying the view. And she is bathed in sunlight.
Perhaps it makes sense to use these brighter nights for something aside from looking at pixels? And when bedtime techniques, matching sundown with a digital sunset: everything changed off, leaving just a land-line with a number known just to family and friends, and a devoted alarm clock.
Signing up with those who have dropped their mobile phones entirely, integrating a fundamental phone with a laptop or tablet (much much better for typing on). Nowadays these ideas might sound practically extreme, but as far as biology is worried, they're what your brain desires. Thus the medical side-effects of tech over-use.
Because of the obvious reduction in traffic mishaps, Daylight Saving Time is said to increase life span of a country's people. Ditto banning phone usage while driving, obviously (with a much clearer causal link). Phones are dangerous in other ways, too: scrollers walking into traffic, selfie trophy-hunters taking one danger too lots of, etc. However over-use of tech shrinks our lives in another way too-- incrementally and inevitably. It offers us a narrower existence in which we are less focussed, less rested and hence less awake. Over-use eats our lives, and it's becoming the standard.
Time for a rethink?

Do you find that anywhere you go, you constantly end up in the very same place: in front of your smart device? Utilizing it, or letting it utilize you, to stay 'linked'? Linked with exactly what individuals depend on back house. Gotten in touch with the most recent news reports. Connected with work. Linked with video games, YouTube videos, Wikipedia. Gotten in touch with pictures from the last vacation you took, and the one prior to that. What sort of 'connection' is that, really? This circumstance is something that's sneaked up on us, and possibly it's time to start making some decisions ...

A holiday is a possibility to turn off, to experience brand-new things. However if we don't also turn get more info off our devices, if we continue to outsource our consciousness to image sensors and sd card, if we're still connected to exactly what we were doing prior to we left and exactly what we'll be doing when we get back, it's as if we're paying a kind of vacation tax. Part of the experience is deducted-- and not to assist the local economy, however to help line the pockets of investors of social media companies.
Imagine a traditional travelogue like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, minus this tax. There wouldn't be much left. As well as if we're searching for something a bit less extreme for our fortnight away, the principle still uses. Whether it's a case of pings on the beach, or livestreaming from the Louvre, something's gotten however something's lost. And on the subject of getting lost, yes, without a mobile phone it could take place. And perhaps you'll end up someplace that turns out to be the emphasize of your journey. Perhaps you'll discover some interesting dining establishment that isn't really on tripadvisor.com. You might wind up talking to some residents. Absolutely nothing ventured, absolutely nothing acquired. This connect the growing sluggish travelmovement, and the reclaiming of overland travel as a mainstream and realistic alternative to flying, shown by the underground success of The Man in Seat Sixty-One. It's all about existing.
If we do decide to have a vacation that does not focus on processing big data, there are a couple of options. We can go to the other extreme, and leave home without any kind of phone or tablet. (That never ever used to be a severe, however we reside in severe times.) And we have choices like altering our gadget's settings to 'minimum', leaving it in the hotel safe throughout the day, and so on

. Or we can take a different phone. One that only does calls and texts. And then immerse ourselves in a different culture, have some adventures, or merely enjoy a bit of peace and peaceful.
The physical act of switching phones goes deep. It's a bit like flying the nest. And it's beginning to gain in appeal: whether a cheap, old-tech design or something more elegant and updated, opting to often utilize a basic phone is something that everybody can connect to nowadays. They might refrain from doing it themselves, but they certainly know why some people do.
There are practical advantages, too. Just needing to charge your phone sometimes is popular with everyone but if you're going somewhere without mains electricity, your greedy smartphone will be no usage at all. Also, with an easy phone you don't have to keep inspecting that your digital factotum hasn't cunningly discovered some way of running up monster-sized data roaming charges-- it can still happen. It's the 'really being there' that really counts. Sure, travelling without a smartphone will suggest a couple of mix-ups, a reduced capability to strategy, to know ahead of time what's going to occur. However taking a trip sans algorithms is where the action is. And the screens on simple phones are often much harder than the big locations of glass discovered on their more complex cousins. Changing a broken smartphone screen is an inconvenience at the finest of times; increase that by 10 if you're abroad.
It's the 'in fact being there' that truly counts. Sure, travelling without a smartphone will suggest a couple of mix-ups, a reduced ability to plan, to understand beforehand exactly what's going to happen. Travelling sans algorithms is where the action is.

 

SMS 03 - Punkt. MP02 from Punkt. on Vimeo.

Digital Detox Challenge



Punkt. is a reasonably small, dynamic and independent company, and we want to preserve close connections with our clients and with individuals and organisations within the style world. As part of this, we frequently run 'Punkt.Challenges'. These consist of design obstacles that form part of postgraduate style courses, and digital detox difficulties where self-confessed smartphone addicts are invited to revisit their relationship with innovation.
10 years back, mobile phones were still very uncommon. Now, a life lived outside the framework of the smartphone is uncommon. Ten years earlier, a lot of people had cellphones, but they would generally just attract our attention if another human being had actually decided to call us or send us a text. Now that many people's lives are so much more automated: the brand-new normal is to scamper around within a ceaseless attack of status updates, push notifications and an entire lot more.
Our Digital Detox Challenges have been running given that 2016. The negative elements of mobile phones weren't extensively talked about at that point, however there has given that been a surge of interest in the topic. Individual reports are a crucial element of the Detox Challenges; by running the Challenges and publishing these reports we aim to keep the conversation of people's relationship with technology popular and on-going - both in regards to tech addiction and the significance of premium design in the real (i.e. non-virtual) world.

The big distinction this time round was that the term 'smartphone addiction' had actually plainly entered common parlance - in 2016 it still sounded a bit over the top, however in 2018 people were starting to sound truly worried. You can read the reports below, however here are some excerpts from a few of the many applications we received:
" The consistent scrolling."
" I tried it with an old timeless phone, it resembled going back to an ex - with all the old pros and cons. Who does that?"
" We use our phones a lot - why shouldn't they be lovely in addition to practical?"
" I'm doing my own version now, but I had to settle for a broke ass burner phone that's 10 years old ...".
" As a UI designer for digital products I've frequently questioned some of the success requirements utilized in my market, particularly 'engagement' as a metric for success. Till that modifications, regrettably it's really difficult to combat against 100s of designers who are aiming to hook you in to their items. [] There is a certain irony about this as I design for these products but desire to avoid them. However I believe it's a chance for me as a designer to value how important our attention is, and attempt to take that lesson back into my industry, hopefully to affect a modification in technique to innovation.".
" I have actually begun eliminating all my social networks profiles and have actually instantly discovered the positive effect it's had on me. I am a lot calmer now, and I wish to keep it that way, by also removing my smart device for great.".

Life is too short to keep our heads down.
Technology has actually dramatically altered over the last century, from being an useful tool in our lives to keeping us as connected in as much as it can and for the longest time period. This Challenge modifications that in its entirety, pressing us into recognizing what is going on. I've constantly liked using the latest things, but since Punkt. has actually been around, I wished to alter that, and with the Digital Detox Challenge, that's precisely what happened. When you go from a continuously buzzing smart device to a phone like this, you recognize how much you can compromise all these applications that keep you hooked all day long: you do not need them.
In a method, you do become sort of separated socially from your friends-- let's state if they "Snapchat" you or whatnot-- but you begin to realize that it's for the much better, and the Punkt. MP01 accomplishes just that. It teaches you simpleness and teaches you that you don't require everything on your phone. Simply the essentials.
If you seem like you are hooked on your phone, like many people I have satisfied, it might be a great time to offer this phone a try. A number of my own member of the family experience this feeling and I seem like passing this challenge on to others so they can master it. This Challenge has become so crucial in 2018 because-- as I said-- Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. are here to keep us hooked in for the longest time. Do not think me? Download QualityTime for your Android and you will realize that you do not even pay attention to what's going on around you. If you feel an itch, it may be a good time to get that examined out, and a good way to tackle it is with the Punkt. MP01.

The more time we invest taking a look at screens, the less essential daytime ends up being-- and sometimes, yes, more of a limitation. Whether you're examining your messages while strolling to work, enjoying your smartphone with your buddies (who are each delighting in theirs), or seeing a movie, daytime is a hassle.
We started heading this way since we wanted to. Nowadays-- to a large degree-- we merely do it due to the fact that we do it. And due to the fact that others want us to do it.
Is this really how you want to spend your time on Earth?
* * *.
In 2016, Google employee Tristan Harris left his job to found a new non-profit organisation called Time Well Spent, which sought to expand the debate on what innovation is doing to us and caused the production of the Center for Humane Technology. Since then, the subject has blown up into the mainstream and it has become clear that it is refraining from doing advantages to our basic sense of wellness.
The house page of the Center's site features a striking montage image. A generic graphic of a smart device is integrated with a photo of a woman. She is not provided as being on the screen. She is in truth looking out from the phone, leaning with her arms folded on the bottom edge of the screen as though it were a windowsill. She seems delighted, taking pleasure in the view. And she is bathed in sunshine.
Perhaps it makes sense to utilize these brighter evenings for something other than taking a look at pixels? When bedtime methods, matching sundown with a digital sunset: whatever turned off, leaving just a land-line with a number understood just to family and friends, and a devoted alarm clock.
Joining those who have dropped their mobile phones entirely, integrating a fundamental phone with a laptop or tablet (much much better for typing on). Nowadays these ideas might sound practically radical, however as far as biology is concerned, they're exactly what your brain wants. For this reason the medical side-effects of tech over-use.
Since of the apparent decrease in traffic accidents, Daylight Saving Time is stated to increase life span of a nation's citizens. Ditto prohibiting phone use while driving, naturally (with a much clearer causal link). Phones threaten in other methods, too: scrollers strolling into traffic, selfie trophy-hunters taking one threat too numerous, and so on. But over-use of tech diminishes our lives in another way also-- incrementally and undoubtedly. It provides us a narrower presence in which we are less focussed, less rested and hence less awake. Over-use eats our lives, and it's becoming the norm.
Time for a rethink?

Do you discover that any place you go, you always wind up in the same place: in front of your smart device? Utilizing it, or letting it use you, to remain 'connected'? Connected with exactly what individuals are up to back home. Gotten in touch with the current news reports. Connected with work. Gotten in touch with video games, YouTube videos, Wikipedia. Gotten in touch with pictures from the last vacation you took, and the one prior to that. What kind of 'connection' is that, truly? This scenario is something that's sneaked up on us, and maybe it's time to start making some decisions ...

A vacation is a chance to turn off, to experience new things. But if we do not likewise turn off our gadgets, if we continue to outsource our awareness to image sensing units and sd card, if we're still attached to what we were doing before we left and what we'll be doing when we get back, it's as if we're paying a type of holiday tax. Part of the experience is subtracted-- and not to help the regional economy, but to assist line the pockets of investors of social networks business.
Think of a traditional travelogue like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, minus this tax. There would not be much left. And even if we're searching for something a bit less intense for our fortnight away, the principle still applies. Whether it's a case of pings on the beach, or livestreaming from the Louvre, something's gained but something's lost. And on the topic of getting lost, yes, without a smartphone it might take place. And possibly you'll wind up someplace that turns out to be the highlight of your journey. Maybe you'll find some interesting restaurant that isn't on tripadvisor.com. You might wind up speaking to some locals. Nothing ventured, nothing got. This connect weblink the growing slow travelmovement, and the reclaiming of overland travel as a mainstream and realistic option to flying, shown by the underground success of The Man in Seat Sixty-One. It's all about being there.
If we do choose to have a vacation that doesn't revolve around processing huge data, there are a couple of options. We can go to the other extreme, and leave house with no kind of phone or tablet. (That never ever utilized to be an extreme, however we live in severe times.) And we have alternatives like changing our gadget's settings to 'minimum', leaving it in the hotel safe throughout the day, etc

. Or we can take a various phone. One that only does calls and texts. Then immerse ourselves in a different culture, have some adventures, or just enjoy a little solitude.
The physical act of switching phones goes deep. It's a bit like flying the nest. And it's beginning to gain in appeal: whether a cheap, old-tech design or something more stylish and updated, deciding to often use an easy phone is something that everyone can associate with nowadays. They might not do it themselves, however they certainly understand why some people do.
There are practical advantages, too. Only needing to charge your phone occasionally is popular with everyone however if you're going somewhere without mains electrical power, your greedy smartphone will be no use at all. Likewise, with a simple phone you don't require to keep checking that your digital factotum hasn't cunningly discovered some method of adding monster-sized data roaming charges-- it can still occur. It's the 'actually being there' that truly counts. Sure, taking a trip without a smart device will mean a few mix-ups, a lowered capability to strategy, to know in advance what's going to occur. However taking a trip sans algorithms is where the action is. And the screens on basic phones are often much tougher than the large areas of glass found on their more complicated cousins. Replacing a broken mobile phone screen is an inconvenience at the very best of times; increase that by 10 if you're abroad.
However it's the 'in fact existing' that actually counts. Sure, taking a trip without a smartphone will mean a few mix-ups, a reduced ability to plan, to understand beforehand exactly what's going to take place. Travelling sans algorithms is where the action is.

 

SMS 03 - Punkt. MP02 from Punkt. on Vimeo.

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