Seth Godin writes today:

"Your smartphone makes you quick, not smart.

"Every time you pick up your quickphone, you stop inventing and begin transacting instead."

Often that's true. The "quickphone" becomes a mechanism for filling those idle moments, then a distraction from what we should be doing as those idle moments spill over.

That need not be the case.

The device is just a dumb tool, a container for whatever we wish to load it with. If we put garbage in we'll just get garbage out.

But, if we clear out our garbage we are left with a world of possibilities. Just because it's a small slab of glass and metal sat in our hands that doesn't mean we can't be expressive, creative, inventive.

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