"This is so cool! I'm flying this thing completely on my Palm pilot!"
"When I was a boy, I had to walk five miles through the snow to change the channel."
Tags:remote, remote control, remote controls, tall tale, tall tales, dad, dads, father, fathers, parent, parents, war story, war stories, story, stories, grow up, grows up, growing up, tv, tvs, tv remote, tv remotes, when i was a boy, cliche, cliches, walk, walks, walking, get up, getting up, smart device, smart devices, generation gap, generation gaps
"I have just one more question - will it make me happy?"
Tags:materialism, consumerism, consumer, consumers, material, technology, happiness, tablet, tablets, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart-phone, smart device, consumer-culture, consumer-cultures, unhappy, happy, questioning, pointless, consumer culture, consumerist, technologies, materialistic
"You haven't seen security till you've seen it on the iPad 2."
Don Z. And His User-Friendly Apartment
Tags:smart device, smart devices, smartphone, smartphones, digital assistant, digital assistants, digital assistance, artificial intelligence, modern world, question, questions, option, options, choice, choices, too many choices, overwhelmed, overwhelming, modern times, modern life, nag, nags, nagging
"Sorry. I think I just pressed 'shuffle.' "
Tags:shuffle, shuffles, jukebox, jukeboxes, smartphone, smartphones, smart device, smart devices, mp3 player, mp3 players, mp3, mp3s, elevator, elevators, elevator operator, elevator operators, lift, lifts, operator, operators, careless, carelessness, accident, accidents, accidental, incompetent, incompetence, wrong button, wrong buttons, faux pas
"Keep in mind, this all counts as screen time."
Tags:times square, new york, new york city, screen, screens, screen time, addict, addicts, addiction, addictions, limited screen time, limiting screen time, laptop, laptops, phone, phones, tablet, tablets, smart device, smart devices, strict, strict parent, strict parents, disciplinarian, disciplinarians, computer, computers, computer screen, computer screens, computer tablet, computer tablets
"Dennis, I would like to talk to you for a minute-off-line."
Tags:conversation, conversations, offline, instant message, instant messages, instant messaging, text, texts, text message, text messages, text messaging, texting, talk, talks, talking, internet addiction, internet addict, internet addicts, smart device, smart devices, communication, communication problem, communication problems, modern marriage, modern marriages, home office, home offices, working from home, workaholic, workaholics
"Apparently they hand out awards for something called 'television.'"
Tags:smart device, smart devices, smartphone, smartphones, awards ceremony, awards ceremonies, award, television, telvisions, television show, television shows, tv show, tv shows, tablet, tablets, computer tablet, computer tablets, modern life, modern child, modern children, millennial, millennials, generation z, internet generation, internet generations, generation gap, generation gaps, internet, internet obsessed, internet obsession
"Hold on though... 'to unlock the complete incantation... download potions pro?'"
Tags:witches, witch, cauldron, cauldrons, spell, spells, incantation, incantations, magic, alchemy, alchemists, potion, potions, magic potion, magic potions, magic spell, magic spells, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, smart device, smart devices, tablet, tablets, app, apps, applications, application, software, update, updates, os, os update, operating system, in app purchase, in app purchases, upgrade, upgrades, forced upgrade, forced upgrades, modern life, digital life, phone problems, smartphone problems
Alexa and the Genie
Tags:digital assistant, digital assistants, virtual assistant, virtual assistants, smart speaker, smart device, genie, genies, genie in a lamp, genie in a lantern, magic lamp, magic lamps, magic lantern, magic lanterns, three wishes, three wishes, wish, wishes, online shopping, online commerce, e-commerce, shipping, ship, online retailer, online retailers, ecommerce, gossip, gossiping, commiserating, commiseration, commiserate
"When I was a lad I had my own ant farm. Now I keep this iPad on display, open to the Uber app."
Tags:growing up, growing older, aging, reminiscing, adolescence, childhood, childhood toys, childhood activities, smart device, smart devices, smartdevice, smartdevicies, tablet, tablets, e-tablet, e-tablets, app, apps, applications, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, car share, car sharing, car sharing app, car sharing apps, ride-hail, ride-hail app, digital world, digital life, digital entertainment, ant farm, ant farms, ant farming
Searching for the Perfect App
Tags:smart phone, smart phones, smartphone, smartphones, smart devices, smart device, tablet, tablets, smart tablet, smart tablets, computer, computers, apps, applications, software, softwares, software design, organization, calendar, calendars, productivity, productivity tools, productivity tool, time management, tasks, to-do, to-do lists, to do, to do lists, digital assistant, digital assistants, virtual assistant, virtual assistants, freelancer, freelancers, digital life, task manager, task management, project manager, project management, mobile phone, mobile phones, cell phone, cell phones, digital clutter, digital overload, social media, software
Evolution of Ordering Pizza
Tags:pizza, pizza, ordering pizza, ordering pizzas, food, food delivery, food deliveries, food delivered, ordering food, ordering take-out, take-out, delivery, delivered, modern life, modern times, technology, technological evolution, digital life, digital world, internet, computers, computer, smart phone, smart phones, smart home, smart home, smart devices, smart device, digital assistant, digital assistants, virtual reality, vr, virtual, convenience, convenient, human interaction, human interactions, isolation, isolated, isolationism
Introducing...The Smart-Ass Phone
Tags:digital assistant, digital assistants, fact, facts, factoid, factoids, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, phone, phones, smart device, smart devices, mobile, mobiles, cell phone, cell phones, waste of time, wastes of time, sarcasm, sarcastic, singularity, the singularity, smart alec, smart aleck, ironic, irony, sense of humor, senses of humor, ai, artificial intelligence, search engine, search engines, innovation, innovations, app, apps, application, applications
"Touch anywhere to begin."
Tags:married couple, married couples, sex drive, sex drives, imbalance, imbalances, smart device, smart devices, tablet, tablets, computer tablet, computer tablets, touch screen, touch screens, seduce, seduces, seduction, seductions, sexless marriage, sexless marriages, couple, couples, married life, married lives
"Bad news, hon. I got replaced by an app."
Tags:app, apps, application, applications, fired, firing, firings, layoff, layoffs, downsize, downsizes, downsizing, corporate downsizing, restructure, restructures, restructuring, replacement, replacements, smart device, smart devices, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, tablet, tablets, computer tablet, computer tablets, jobs disappearing, creative destruction
The guy who took a wrong turn off the electronic superhighway and wound up in a microwave oven in Davenport, Iowa.