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The Case for Ditching Your Smartphone

May 12th, 2023 | 8 min read

By Dave Strunk

“If I had been born five years later I would have begun in a different world, and would no doubt have become a different man. Those five years made a critical difference in my life, and it is a historical difference. One of the results is that in my generation I am something of an anachronism.”

-Wendell Berry, writing about being born just before the advent of mechanized farms

I turn 40 years old later this year and I’ve never owned a smartphone. I am a technological anachronism: a living, breathing social experiment in 2023 America.

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