#577 – Clamshell

I’ve never owned a smart phone and currently I don’t even own a cell phone. I remember back when I first started using twitter I was really confused by people tweeting about losing power at their home. “How are they tweeting with no electricity to power their computer?” Using the internet on a mobile device is so common now it’s funny to think that just a few years ago I had no idea people were doing it.

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12 thoughts on “#577 – Clamshell”

  1. ZeoViolet says:

    Hahaha. I won’t own a cellphone either.

    However, you misspelled “Phone” as “Pone” in the second panel. Just a heads-up.

    1. Chris says:

      Oops! I’ll go fix that!

      1. kingklash says:

        Never try to make a call on a corn pone. especially one fresh from the pan.

    2. Sebas says:


  2. kktkkr says:

    That lack of autocorrect.

  3. Falos says:

    I have a smartphone but still prefer protective fliptops.

    Maybe it has to do with my specific age or something, but I still think responding to a ring by whipping your phone open with a wrist flick is too cool.

    Also, the hinge makes them taller, and better suited to a certain eccentric dangling grip I never use.

  4. d... says:

    I got my first smartphone last year. And I mostly use it to… make calls and send text messages.

    Oh, it’s nice to browse some webpages while in the bus or waiting for the bus, or for looking at the bus schedules to know when the bus is coming… but that’s pretty much it.

  5. Rhiakath says:

    I usually buy the cheaper phone available. Now, I do have a smartphone. And I still mostly text and call.

    What I really like in these high-tech phones, is the bluetooth connectivity, because of the car’s built-in bluetooth. This way, i can accept a call while driving, and not get fined 🙂

    ( It’s illegal here to use your phone while driving. uhh. Using as in, picking it up. Both hands on the steering wheel at all times )

    @Falos. And yes, whipping your phone with that wrist flick never goes out of style. Compare that with accepting a call by swiping your finger all over your phone… 😉

  6. Steve says:

    Its much more peaceful without a cell phone. No-one interrupting you at all times to DO THIS RIGHT NOW. 🙂

  7. I love my flip phone. But I do tweet from it because it passes the time at work.

  8. Arcan says:

    I was forced to get a cell phone around the same I got my drivers license. My mom was expecting me to get something cheap but I told her “since I won’t be using the phone to make calls, I will be using it to play games.” Even now I still use my phone as more of a game console than a communication device.

  9. I own a cell phone, but it’s a cheap little tracfone that i can easily and economically keep topped off with far more minutes than I’ll ever need.

    For my mobile Internet, I use a TruConnect pay as you go MiFi, and my iPod Touch and iPad. It’s not a very fat pipe, but it’s as much as I need, and no restrictive contract!

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