"A flip phone represents the ultimate luxury: inaccessibility."
September 2014 humorous Medium.com post
If someone needs to reach her, they can call her or send a text-only SMS. If she’s around, she’ll get back to you, but sometimes, she’s just not around.
For a long time, having the most expensive new phone with the most impressive technological capabilities was a status symbol: now, it seems kind of desperate.
iPhones are for people who wait in lines—in Apple lines—outside the stores for days, using their old iPhone to send excitable tweets about getting their hands on the new one.
And then there are the people who go mysteriously silent sometimes, the ones you suspect have cooler pastimes, despite (or because of) their Nokias.
Shailene Woodley, perhaps unsurprisingly, is also on the record eschewing smartphone technology. “The more you get away from all the technological buzz, the more freedom you have,” she told The Daily Beast
Of the new Apple iWatch, Alexa Chung said, “It’s kind of dorky…”
Trying too hard isn’t cool, and having an iPhone 6 (let alone 6 plus) is trying too hard.
The steadfast flip phone users of the modern world don’t give a shit about answering emails on time, validating their life choices on instagram, getting lost or being late.
There’s nothing that renders you as instantly cool, desirable, and sexy as not needing something that everyone around you does.
A flip phone represents the ultimate luxury: inaccessibility. The most alluring thing about people with flip phones is the vote of confidence they are giving themselves (and their social lives) by not giving people a 24/7 way to reach them, across multiple platforms.
And by not tweeting, Facebooking, and Foursquaring their whereabouts, they’re leaving their everyday lives open to interpretation. As if at any given moment, they’re probably doing something much cooler than we are.
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