I made the move away from portable browsers the other day. I needed to buy a new phone… I was thinking about the IPhone 4, which is obviously awesome, and I was also quite taken by the Galaxy note, which looks like it offers a bit more… but they both posed one huge problem for me.

When I have a smart phone in my hand, my brain completely switches off. It’s like there is a bypass built in between my sensory processor and my frontal lobe that kicks in the moment I am devoid of outside stimulation and forces me to grab my smart phone and start filling the space with emails, facebook, RSS feeds or online chess games…

I bought a $19 Samsung. Functions include: Phone calls, SMS, alarm clock…. there might be more, but the user interface is so archaic that it’s taken me 4 weeks to learn to reply to an SMS.

I’ve started drawing again…