It’s April 2nd, so an update on my digital detox is due. Firstly, the burner didn’t work out. I found that I text with family enough that the T9 keyboard drove me nuts. I also use MMS messages for backup dispatching at work, and the flip phone simply didn’t handle this well. Then there was the issue of podcasts. I listen a lot in the car, and carrying a separate iPod runs counter to my aim of simplifying. I swallowed my pride and reactivated my iPhone within 48 hours.
The rest of the detox went well. I still have no email or social media on the phone. The Twitter twitch is still there, especially in those interstitial times such as waiting in lines or sitting alone in a restaurant. I’m fighting it, and I have no plans to add complexity back into my phone.
Here’s my home screen. Everything I couldn’t delete or that I use rarely is hidden in three folders on the second page. That’s it. The detox continues.