No Smartphones Group starts Canberra campaign

NO less august figure than the Canberra Town Crier has been roped into declaring the launch of the No Smartphones Group.

The group, started by one John Berry, has a presence on his blog which states the following goal:

The “No Smartphones Group” is dedicated to the non-use of so-called ‘smartphones’, and recommends the use of ‘normal’ cell phones (mobiles) only (for telephony communications or text
messaging).

In the broader gambit of communications history this might seem like a strange place to draw a line in the sand and will no doubt bring a smile to those CityNews readers currently partaking on their phones.

That quibble aside the group has amassed 50 members in their Google+ community, more than enough to terrify a Minister’s office.

They also have rather spiffy badges, available only on request by snail mail (a somewhat strange demand to make on a social media website), which we look forward to seeing around town.

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9 Responses to “No Smartphones Group starts Canberra campaign”

  1. John Alexander Berry
    May 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    The Town Crier video has been relocated to here –

  2. Lonboy Griffin
    May 4, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    The Town Crier got “roped” into it did he ? Lol.

  3. John Berry
    April 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    There are two badges available – the 25mm and the 38mm. See the demonstration video –

    • Bodysartwa Bodie
      April 12, 2014 at 8:52 am #

      May the peace and tranquility of the Bodysartwa, abide with each and every member of the No Smartphones Group….now,
      and forever more. (No smartphone = No hassle).

  4. Matt Corrandurk
    April 6, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    I have no interest whatsoever in owning a ‘smart’ phone. They’re nothing but bad news.

  5. Bill Bastion
    April 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    If I never use another smartphone again, it will be much too soon!

    • John Griffiths
      John Griffiths
      April 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

      On the other had if you had been on smartphones you could have responded to this story days earlier…

  6. Al Paley
    April 5, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    No smartphones – Way to go!

  7. Sir Winston Fossington-Smyth
    March 29, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    So what are these people actually about? Why the position on smartphones?

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