It could be the best day of your life, girl. The Knight on a white horse might be on his way to meet you… but you will probably miss him, because all you do is stare at your iPhone…
Shai Netzer, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Sometimes I get the most embarrassing kind of NoMoPhobia… My Android is in my hand, but I think I lost it, shouting: “WHERE’S MY CELL?!” Karin Lee Even Haim, Jaffa, Israel
“After our last talk about the Digital Diet, I dreamt that I sleep with ten smartphones around me in bed… they were so heavy I couldn’t move them around or even pick them up…
[still in the dream] I woke up, and then we had a discussion about the conspiration theory of how Apple, Google and Facebook intend to turn my pillow into a huge advertisement space, and that I will never be able to sleep again anymore!”
Tal Halevi, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Ciudad del este is located at the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, having a huge “tax-free” zone. While traveling in South America, I got there and had a full day to waste. I started creating a list of things I’d like to buy, comparing the prices between the different stores – all with the help of my precious iPhone. Then, while adding a new item to the list, I dropped my iPhone on the floor, and its screen cracked.
So I panicked.
For me, the iPhone had become a toxic compulsion. It had completed its invasion and occupation of my interstitial time — all those minutes riding the train, waiting in line, that used to be such fertile territory for daydreaming and storymaking.
Robin Sloan, Writer, California.
From an interview given to The Millions.