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Smarter Than You

September 25, 2011
By LizzzardGirl GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
LizzzardGirl GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
12 articles 20 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
– Mark Twain

Sometimes, I look at my phone as if it’s taunting me. As if it is saying, ‘ha-ha I am smarter than you! I have the internet, and so much more!’
But how smart is a smart phone really?
Is it really as sleek, as slender, as good
As we believe it to be?
Is it really as smart, as fast, as amazing
As we wish it is?
Or is just a computer,
All its merry day?
Maybe they know more,
Maybe they don’t.
It is us, us humans,
Who created
Such devices.
So why are we not better, smarter?
Because it has internet.
Not as cool?
Because it is expensive.
Not as awesome?
Because we can’t run three different versions of Angry Birds, play Bakery Story, have all our songs, and much, much more.
So yes, my phone is taunting me.
I have the internet and so much more.

The author's comments:
i just stared at my phone one day, and it was propped up, so i thought it was taunting me.

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This is an insightful perspective!

on Sep. 27 2011 at 8:42 pm
bpjrobert SILVER, Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Cool! Very good.

on Sep. 27 2011 at 4:05 pm
AshKat98 BRONZE, Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
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So true! I have the IPhone, and I feel like that ALL the time!

HahlehAnn said...
on Sep. 27 2011 at 1:04 pm
HahlehAnn, Cameron, Louisiana
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very real boo(:

love it.


zone7294 GOLD said...
on Sep. 26 2011 at 4:26 pm
zone7294 GOLD, Newport News, Virginia
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this is really interesting and funny at the same time