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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Smart Phone = Kinder Man

Recently, I realized that the ubiquity of smart phones is a huge relief for people like me. Since every smart phone owner now has the answer to any conceivable question at their fingertips, acting like a know-it-all has become foolhardy. Of course, the behavior was always obnoxious.

Lest I sound too contrite, let me be clear: It's taken several humbling lessons for me to view the smart phone revolution in this way. Apparently being a know-it-all and a fast learner don't go hand-in-hand. But the last time a smart phone rendered my more limited bandwidth obsolete, I felt a little shift.

I'm chastened it took smart phones to bring me here. But I'm also grateful there's plenty of time left to value being kind more than being right.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what an insight! It is a bit like Gary Kasparov vs. Deep Blue. (Had to look that up on a smart phone - I was thinking it was Bobby Fisher/Big Blue). Love you just the way you are. K