The Last Windrow: Pros and cons of a smart phone
I own a "smart phone." It doesn't necessarily make me any smarter, but it does give my ego a boost knowing that I have a smart phone in my shirt's pocket.
When my coffee slurping friends come up with a question that no one at the cafe table can answer, it gives me loads of pleasure to pull out that little, flat, black, shiny piece of plastic and look up the answer. Maybe in their eyes that makes me smarter, but I don't think so.