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Steve Wozniak doesn't want to be addicted to his phone

Postby Bicycle Bill » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:15 pm

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says the Apple Watch is his 'favorite piece of technology in the world' because he doesn't want to be addicted to his phone.  Speaking with Bloomberg Television, he said the watch gives him less of a reason to use his phone and therefore prevents him from being addicted to it.

Wozniak says he typically uses his computer when he's checking email or keeping up with the news and uses the watch when he's on the go.  "And then I move to the watch and pretty much skip the phone," he said.  "I'm not one of these people that wants to be like an addict."

The Apple Watch has slowly become an increasingly important product for Apple in recent years.  Sales of products in Apple's wearables, home, and accessories division, which includes the Apple Watch, have surpassed that of the iPad and are closing in on the Mac, according to the company's most recent earnings report.
(excerpted from Business Insider / August 31, 2019)

I accept that the day is rapidly coming — if it's not already here — when people will do everything on an iPhone except talk to someone, or an Apple Watch gets used for everything except telling time.  So someone tell me ... are these devices still actually phones or watches, or are they something else?  If you accept current thinking and usage ("Of course it's a phone or a watch!  It just does so much more!"), then by that same line of logic, one could just as easily claim that since a Boeing 787 Dreamliner can also roll along the ground it is actually nothing more than a big-assed bus that coincidentally can be used to fly.

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Re: Steve Wozniak doesn't want to be addicted to his phone

Postby Long Run » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:31 pm

I'm with you BB, of all the things my iPhone does, it is least effective as a phone (always use a land line if I have one available). Obviously, they are mini-computers first and voice communication is about 10th on the list of what they do (texting, camera, web browser, weather, GPS, email, clock, calendar, exercise tracker; and depending on use, music, games, entertainment center controller, etc.).
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Re: Steve Wozniak doesn't want to be addicted to his phone

Postby Lord Jim » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:46 am

Steve Wozniak says the Apple Watch is his 'favorite piece of technology in the world' because he doesn't want to be addicted to his phone. Speaking with Bloomberg Television, he said the watch gives him less of a reason to use his phone and therefore prevents him from being addicted to it.


So instead of being addicted to his phone, he'd rather be addicted to his watch? :shrug

I suspect that what Wozniak is genuinely addicted to is ever growing personal wealth, a craving which increased Apple Watch sales would help to satisfy...
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