For weeks I had been stressing, and thus putting off, writing the first real blog post for this site. I thought it was going to have to be something just short of a manifesto. See, I thought the concept behind “Smart Phones, Stupid People” was going to take some explaining to do. Like how its not just traffic fatalities, people being rude or just plain ignoring each other, but instead some sort of deep philosophical argument that would require hours of writing and rewriting. All that was to justify how I really wanted to make a boatload of money with an obscure website nobody visits. So I never got around to it. In the meantime someone else took a shot at it instead.
This article, by Paul Sullivan, appeared in one or several Canadian newspapers. I’m not even sure. Maybe it was just online. What I did notice was the response the article generated, measured in almost a near doubling of people who now ‘like’ the Facebook version of this site. On Facebook I had been posting news stories or other smart phone related things, and maybe once a month someone would check it out by accident and decide to stick around. Now a lot more people have stuck around. And by a lot, I mean about 30. So a big thanks to Sullivan and whatever various newspapers published his article, either in print or online. I’m still not sure.
I’ve read the article titled “Whose Idea was it to Give Smart Phones to Stupid People Anyway?” and well, I guess it sums up what this place is about. I’m not familiar with Sullivan’s writing but I could almost detect a sarcastic undertone to the entire article. Maybe that’s just me though. I’m still glad for the mention and putting the idea that smart phones really don’t make their users any smarter into the heads of many more people than I was. Bravo.