Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Windows Phone: Really?

The Microsoft Windows Phone commercial seems cartoonish, but most of it is true. We live in a world in which people diddle on their phones while playing with their kids, while at the urinal and before extracurricular activity in the bedroom. And here's the scary thing: a world in which a bride texts while walking down the aisle or a doctor peeks at his phone during surgery doesn't seem all that far-fetched. The commercial's pitch — that the Windows Phone "will save us from our phones" — seems dubious. Why would people be less obnoxious on this device than on any other? At least it reminds us that if phone addiction isn't curbed, we'll indeed be tripping over one another in the street.