Ask Gearographer: Smart Phones

Dear Gearographer,

My friends make fun of me because I don’t have a smart phone. I don’t care to be connected to the internet at all times like my friends and am wondering if I’m the last person on earth who isn’t. What do you suggest?

—Old Style in Savannah


Dear Old Style,

Maybe you should get new friends? Actually you sound like someone I would like to have a drink with. At least we could have a conversation without you staring at your phone the whole time. Plus, it would be nice to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t look up everything I say, just to check the facts; what’s the fun in that? You’re not the last one without a smart phone by the way. I do have a friend who doesn’t even have a computer and has never sent, much less seen an email. When I kid him about it he says he has held off getting a computer until he sees if this internet thing catches on. Maybe you should look him up, you know, write him a letter or something.


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Yoon is a freelance journalist who writes for SNEWS, The Outdoor Retailer Daily, Retailing Today, Gear Junkie, and many more. He writes mostly on the business of the outdoors, but also covers events, does photography and interviews athletes. Yoon is an Insanely Big Mountain.

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