Someone asked me why I don't have an iPhone. It's simple: I don't trust phones. They're always causing trouble for people, calling the wrong numbers and dropping calls left and right. I don't even trust my cell phone to keep track of phone numbers, to be honest. My cell phone is kind of a jerk.
Why? My cell phone likes to play tricks on me, that's why. Just yesterday, my mom called when I was in class. The cell phone is programmed to tell me whenever I have a missed call, so of course, it delivered the "Hey! Your mother called at 3:00!" message...at 7:30. Not funny, cell phone.
Of course, the favorite pratical joke my phone likes to play on me is the "screw up the conversation" one. It loves to play that joke on me and Marianne. One second, I can hear Marianne just fine, and the next second, I can't understand what she's saying. Every time I call Marianne, the conversation goes like this:
Michael: So, how has school been going for you?
Marianne: It's cool to visit the zoo? When did you visit the zoo?
Michael: You're sick? That's unfortunate.
Marianne: Huh? I'm not sick.
Michael: But you said you had the flu.
Marianne: Wait, so you went to the zoo, but you didn't see the giraffes?
Michael: You're pregnant???
Michael's Cell Phone: *chuckles sinisterly*
So, yes, cell phones aren't trustworthy. There's no reason for me to upgrade to a cell phone with Internet access, because I know it's going to mess that up too. It'll send emails to the wrong people, and do weird things like order a coffee maker online and have it delivered to my room with "To Michael, From Ellen" inscribed on the top.
Besides, do you know how many times I've been invited to a Facebook Group called, "Hey, everyone, I lost my cell phone, and I need your phone number again"? At least five times. If people can lose their cell phones so easily, they can lose their iPhones just as easily. And an iPhone has your email and credit card info and everything else on it, too...Sounds dangerous to me!
In conclusion, I'm just an old fogey who remembers when computers and the Internet were new, and so they only worked half the time. I still haven't gotten over my paranoid mindset that technology doesn't work. I don't do anything complicated with my laptop besides read fanfiction and play videogames, but it still manages to screw up a lot ("screwing up" as in, "I can't play some games"). Oh well.