Today I’m thankful for my smartphone.
I was the last person in my family to switch over. I had my (clamshell) flip phone for seven years and it was perfectly acceptable. Eventually our carrier didn’t support my phone any more and I had to switch. When I entered the phone store I said “I want the dumbest smartphone you have.” The staff laughed and made a unanimous suggestion.
I don’t want to go back. I don’t remember half the crap I should, but instead of trying to keep it in mind or wildly searching for a pen and paper I just make a list. It takes pictures! I can track my health. If the small human wants to talk we can video chat. This thing is amazing and I know I’m not using half of the fancy features. I’m a bit of a technophobe but I’m a convert to this at least.