How Portability Ruined The Telephone

Now that more than half of American adults under 35 use mobile phones as their only phones, the intrinsic unreliability of the cellular network has become internalized as a property of telephony. Even if you might have a landline on your office desk, the cellular infrastructure has conditioned us to think of phone calls as fundamentally unpredictable affairs.

… I am well over that age - and have a massive disposition to never use my phone to call. This just might explain it. Then again - is ’ruined the right word ?

[ Source : The Atlantic ]

August 16, 2015