The Downgrade Experiment
It happens to everyone. And if it hasn't happened to you, just wait. It will. One too many drinks, a loose pocket and a cab ride home on a Friday night. It took me a few days to realize that losing my beloved iPhone wasn't the end of the world. Before I made the plunge for a new smartphone, I wondered: "Do you really need this? You're not even due for an upgrade yet. Is this hunk of plastic worth $300? Well, how about $400?" Twenty dollars and a new SIM card later, I feel fine. No, really. It's refreshing to be free of emails, tweets and Facebook notifications until I sit down at home or the office. So, before you whip out your credit card, consider keeping the digital umbilical cord severed and carry on with business as usual.
- Henry David Thoreau (who never even owned an iPhone).
The percentage of Blackberry users that say they check their email regularly while lying in bed. (Source: AOL)
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