Troy Wilkinson writes:
I couldn't let the recent Back in a Bit piece "I travel therefore iPhone: why only idiots travel without a smart phone
" pass without comment. Though in fairness to Ben Oliver it has nothing to do with the contents of his article and everything to do with the editor’s rather mischievous choice of title.
I don’t normally get riled about being labelled an idiot, as it tends to happen often enough. For a start, there’s my questionable dress sense. And being a Tasmanian doesn’t help. But for some reason, as someone who doesn’t own a smart phone at all, I took umbrage this time.
It’s not that I’m a completely cranky old technophobe -- I’m young enough to have had computers at home since I started primary school, obtained an undergraduate degree in IT and have so far spent my entire full-time working career in the industry. I’ve been in on the Web ever since Yahoo’s HTML background was a plain grey and well before Google became the search engine de rigeur. It’s just that I’ve somehow missed the rush fuelled by portable mobile devices to be connected all the freaking time. And especially so when travelling.