Who else is really beginning to hate smartphones?
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>the word smartphone is ironic because unlike the production-centered Blackberries or Palm Pilots of yore, iDevices are tailored to social media consumption and distraction
>everybody is absolutely obsessed with these devices to the detriment of meaningful in-person social interaction, as parents especially can attest
>skill-based handheld games with tactile controls have been replaced with microtransaction-based mobile games with simplified controls and dumbed down gameplay/graphics
>iOS is a walled garden where Apple exercises dictatorial control over what goes and and off their closed platform
>Android is a bastardization of Linux, a fragmented garbage dump of carrier bloatware, locked bootloaders, OEM fiefdoms and unpatched vulnerabilities
>the whole platform is big brother NSA's wet dream of metadata collection and tracking
When will the mobile meme die /g/? The best gaming and computing experience is of course on desktop PC, ideally running Linux. I want off this botnet /g/, could VR be the hero we deserve? What's the next big computing platform?