Imagine, by contrast, that tomorrow some company unveiled a cell phone guaranteed to last for 20 years. Who would genuinely want it? Itâ€™s not our devices that wear thin, itâ€™s our patience with them.
Me, me, me! I’ll take one!
I’ve been experimenting with something and it’s been about a week. It’s not easy at all, but I needed to get to the bottom of it. I’m trying to figure out whether or not I can live without my iPhone.
Instead of harnessing the power of the phone that revolutionized the entire industry, I’m going whole hog tactile with a Motorola RAZR V3. Edward Tufte would be proud.
If the answer turns out, yes, I can live without the iPhone then it would be really neat if the RAZR could last another 15 years. If the answer is no, I must have my iPhone, then maybe I wouldn’t be too thrilled with a 20-year guarantee. We’ll see by the end of the year.