Dallin Crump

tech

I recently wrote about the first smartphone I ever owned and the first cell phone I ever used. But the first cell phone I ever owned was a Motorola V60 flip phone.

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For several months I made do with only a desktop. Now I also have a laptop (again). But do I really need both?

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I recently wrote about the first smartphone I ever owned. But my very first experience with a cell phone was using an Audiovox CDM-4500 or an Audiovox model very similar to it.

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I've decided to end the experiment I started a month ago and stop running my own Mastodon instance.

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Someone in a Discord server I'm on forced me to look in a metaphorical mirror and made me realize how news and social media have negatively impacted my objectivity and mental health in recent weeks.

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I read a fascinating article about a group of teenagers at a high school in Manhattan who have formed a “Luddite Club”. They focus on freeing oneself from social media, smartphones, and other addictive technology.

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For 3-4 years after the first iPhone came out, I used a flip phone and an iPod Touch. Then I decided I wanted to try a smartphone, but didn't want to spend a lot of money. So I bought an LG Optimus V.

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Another phone I've been looking at to help reduce my smartphone use is the Unihertz Jelly 2e.

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I've been following the Light Phone project for a few years. I've come close to buying one on a couple of occasions, but always talked myself out of it at the last minute.

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The Fediverse was abuzz today about a report that Apple will be allowing third-party app stores on the iPhone. But reading the fine print, it's obvious this is not an altruistic gesture on Apple's part.

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