Wait... How do I even dial with this?
I've already declared the not-awesomeness of the telephone. However, there's a special place in the land of not-awesomeness for cell phones. I like to think I'm good with technology; I run a blog, after all. However, I'm an idiot when it comes to cell phones. Especially the newer ones with crazy features. In my opinion, a good cell phone needs only the following:
- A key pad (for dialing numbers). This should have actual buttons.
- A contact list (so I don't have to remember the numbers I dial)
- A screen (to read the contact list)
- Voice mail (though this really isn't necessary)
My ability with phones decreases, however, as the number of extras increase. Mobile internet and texting befuddle the heck out of me; touch screens, full QWERTY keyboards, and pop-out buttons are the bane of my cellular existence. Many a time I've tried to borrow a friend's phone to make a call, only to find myself unable to turn the phone on, much less dial a number and make a call. It's really quite sad.
In conclusion: phones are too complicated. Either that, or I'm too old-fashioned.
It's probably a bit of both.