Who needs these 20 things when you have a smartphone?

  • Article by: MIKE RICE and CONNIE NELSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 12, 2013 - 9:27 AM

The smartphone era has lightened our loads. Instead of packing our purses or pockets with a Walgreens store’s worth of necessary items, we’ve now got phones that have it all. Things we’d never leave home without are dwindling to a precious few.

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franknjackFeb. 12, 13 9:35 AM

You forgot GPSes. I haven't touched the Garmin in my car since I got my i-Phone. But the idea of reading a book on a smart phone sounds like torture.

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withinreasonFeb. 12, 1310:00 AM

I really do wish mine had a radio, unfortunately most don't.

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hecklesFeb. 12, 1310:17 AM

franknjack, that would be along the lines of maps

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hecklesFeb. 12, 1310:20 AM

I still keep the atlas in the car, its fun for road trips and keeps my ten year old busy. However we need to remember these phones can get lost stolen or broken and we could loose everything, remember to back up:)

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bebebigaloFeb. 12, 1310:31 AM

Who needs a credit card? The next gen of smart phones have you covered there. What about car keys?

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spunkykleeFeb. 12, 1310:55 AM

I hope you can all exist if you should ever lose your phone.

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sausageFeb. 12, 1311:44 AM

Who pays for your smart phone and the cost to do all of these things with your smart phone? Are all of you smart enough to realize that it does NOT pay your bills? DUMB!

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bredpathFeb. 12, 1312:14 PM

Smart phones are also replacing real life person-to-person interaction.

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franknjackFeb. 12, 1312:20 PM

heckles--You're right, but the article specifically referred to "holding a piece of paper," so I didn't infer that it included GPSes.

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solarnowFeb. 12, 13 1:21 PM

there'll be one corporation selling one little box / it'll do what you want and tell you what you want and cost whatever you got. -Greg Brown. | It's a drifting time, people fascinated by screens / No idea what's on the other side. / We stare at doom like an uptight groom / And live our lives like a drunken bride. -Greg Brown (again).

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