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    What would you do without your phone?

    Love 'em or hate 'em, smartphones and tablets are here to stay. The proliferation of handheld devices is a global phenomenon. Although top-end models can be pretty costly, the entry price to get yourself a tablet or phone is actually pretty accessible. Add to that the convenience that these devices offer and it's not hard to see their appeal.
    That being said, there are several downsides to our love of handheld devices too. We're tuned out of what's going on around us and the constant access to entertainment has made many of jaded and easily bored. Perhaps the biggest pet peeve people have though is the fact that our phones have made us less connected and attentive to the people around us.
    The fact that this sight is so common is the theme of photographer Eric Pickersgill's work. He took pictures of people in everyday situations, but removed the phones from their hands to create a series of images titled “Removed,” with the goal being to cause the viewer to really start questioning our tech addiction.



    Photographer Removes Phones From Photos To Show Society's Tech Addiction [STORY]

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    all the photos are staged

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    What would you do without your phone?
    carry a book - I was in trouble all through my youth for reading - at school at the end of each term I would get back the books that had been confiscated from me in class

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    I don't have one so no worries.

    the wife on the other hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    What would you do without your phone?
    carry a book - I was in trouble all through my youth for reading - at school at the end of each term I would get back the books that had been confiscated from me in class
    The dreaded last day of term, carrying your body weight in confiscated paraphernalia home.

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    I have only a dumb phone, which I rarely use or carry, so no worries.

    Now if my Kindle crashed, that would be a crisis.

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    I have the most basic mobile. No camera. I use it to phone the missus if I need assistance. Which is rarely. I wouldn't miss it if I lost it.

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    I would have no excuse to have a 20 minute shit any more

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    Life got on and people were still able to communicate with one another long before the obsessive conditioning and affliction of mobile gadgetry - life, cognitive process, connections, etc.....

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    Nope - don't have a phone, either. Can't stand the things - or the people that yak away into their plastic cases while blocking your way - cvnts. My fav is to walk into the twats dawdling along with head down (that is, if they don't walk into me, first), staring into their phone and touching it, as tho they're caressing a flat crystal ball.

    Even worse, the stupid fecks that drive motorbikes/cars/trucks and even buses while talking or gawking into their smartphone. Wankers the lot of them - and a danger to all.

    'ave a nice weekend, eh...
    I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Now if my Kindle crashed, that would be a crisis.
    agreed, a real disaster. fuck the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Life got on and people were still able to communicate with one another long before the obsessive conditioning and affliction of mobile gadgetry - life, cognitive process, connections, etc.....
    Translation: I would talk in riddles and people would think I was weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Now if my Kindle crashed, that would be a crisis.
    agreed, a real disaster. fuck the phone.

    Trading one manufactured addiction for the other.
    Justified consumption.

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    I've only recently (last 18 months) got a smart phone.

    I wouldn't be without it either.

    I can understand people not wanting one or not having one, but they are missing out.

    Back on topic, if I didn't have one I'd just go back to books and the laptop / desktop. Not the end of the world.
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    These threads really flush out the Billy no mates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    These threads really flush out the Billy no mates
    I've just checked my contacts list and I don't recall either of them.

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    I have an old Nokia phone. If my friends want to call me or I want to call them I use it, other than that, my computer is at home. I've seen too many examples of people stuck on smart phones who don't even talk to their friends sitting next to them. SO SAD these people are.
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    its always gone on,Eli

    In the old days people would use a newspaper

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    Very nice idea the artist.

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    If you liked that you should download Kevin Pilkingtons Moaning of life, series 2 episode one, where these *arttsts" use the naked human body, dog shit and puke to remonstrate their ideas

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    Maybe we should all disconnect, to connect.

    Try it some.


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    Got 5 phones,but the only one on is TOT for net,
    I carry an ancient pocket size Samsung when driving or travelling alone.

    Harry's great post reflects UK reality, everyone is on one same Paris London Moscow, a recent visit to Moravia fols were drnking and chatting over the best beer in the world,at 17 crowns a pop or 25 baht for 330cl Pivo,half liters also common breakfast with herrings pickles smoked meat, a carniverous beer drinkers paradise,full of ganja fly agaric and White Red vineyards, lucky I stick to mescal-absinthe drinks.
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    ^ nailed it

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    Very good,



    Kind regards,

    Alice

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    What would you do without your handheld devices Harry ?

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