How to look at crap on your phone when you don’t have signal this summer
Forget sharks and thunderstorms. For people addicted to their phones, there is no greater threat at the beach than the danger of losing your signal.
More than once I’ve found myself signal-less on the beach with nothing to like or retweet. Sure, there’s almost always an extremely dusty copy of The New Yorker sitting somewhere at the bottom of my bag. But who wants to read real reporting when you can instead consume inaccurate gossip blogs about Kristen Stewart’s relationships? I don’t want to grow my brain at the beach, I want to feed it intellectual poison.
And I’m over summer beach reads. Why bring a physical book and risk carrying home all that sand in between the pages? Read more…