What I Found in My Phone

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: April 03, 2016

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What I Found in My Phone

Once as a young boy I met one of those people called tech experts?—?a man wearing spectacles worth a spectacle, with a pocket protector?—?online. The man told me that “no one can go around without a customized android”. I made the simple argument that phones are what they are, there is no need to customize it any further; whereupon he began to argue about Technological Evolution, so I guess there was some truth to what I said.
As I began to recall this conversation I began to wonder what was in my powerful smartphone. I was locked up in my car for a rather long journey in the undying traffic of Jakarta. I remember it to have been evening, but with a sky painted on a canvas filled with smog and pollution, I could not tell for sure. There was nothing to do in my car except to look at my phone. So I stared at my phone and began thinking hard on the thought provoking topic of phones. Just I started to wonder why it was Steve Jobs the visionary rather than a missionary, or a baker, or anything else, I suddenly unlocked my phone.
It has been ages (minutes) since I last unlocked my phone. I was flooded with unnecessarily interesting notifications. They made me think of communication and how simple it has become. Emojis, the odd thing of colons and parenthesis, led me off half-dazed into a kind of trance. I saw all the ranges of experiments made by the first man before being able to confidently press send. I saw all the dull faces sending out smiling emoticons and thought of how far our conveyance of emotion has come. Perhaps the emoji is the symbol of our present day emotional state: confused, underdeveloped and repressed. 
I cannot tell you all the things I found in my phone (for there is a word limit). I can tell you one thing, however, that I could not find in my phone. I allude to a text from my crush.



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