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
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.