I was the subject of an unexpected video interview and had a few minutes to prepare while other interview subjects talked on camera. I used the time to gather my thoughts. Had the iPhone been with me I would have looked up some ideas as to how to phrase what I was going to say. Whether it was better or worse to not have the phone I can’t say.

The lack of a camera was again an issue and I had to use the camera on the iPhone. A digital camera is in my future soon.

Again I was struck with the focus I was able to bring onto tasks and people without my digital distractor.

The fact that being without an iPhone for a week is cause for me to write these posts is an indicator of what a powerful impact that smartphones have had on me and on the larger society.