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Mobile savvy

I was at dinner the other night with some family members and the topic of Trukee California came up (don’t ask). Both my brother and I had been there but there was some question about where it was and some of the details about it. We both got out our phones to look it up, but we did it in very different ways.

I started to type it into a Google search, like I always do. Nathan simply picked up his phone and said “Trukee California” into it and got the search result. It occurred to me that I don’t actually use my phone for much and when I do, I essentially use it like a small computer. I could have search by voice on mine (it’s offered by Google) but it never occurred to me to do something like that. I might own the technology, but I’m not really fully invested in the capabilities of my mobile devices. Nathan’s life has revolved around his phone for years. I get the distinct impression that he could live without a computer just fine, but if his phone went missing he’d be lost. It would be the opposite for me.

I’d like to get more into my mobile devices, but I’m not sure how I’m going to do it. Maybe with just enough time It’ll become second nature to me. Maybe I just need to get out more and spend some time away form the computer…

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