“There’s Nobody Here By That Name.”
Steve Bryant

I make-do with a refurbished iPhone 4. Why? Because it was literally free from my service-provider as a bribe to re-up with a three-year contract that is actually cheaper than my original “plan.” I use it for text messages and — yes — calls. Nothing else, except as an alarm clock. My last phone (which was my first “smart”phone) taught me that these sub-Bonobo intelligent devices are among the most insidious threats to privacy ever conceived by the mindless minds of our species. If a human being won’t talk to you, then that being is no longer human.