Brotherton: Flipping out over new-fangled phones
My ancient flip phone finally died, joining other superannuated relics like pagers and floppy discs in my technology graveyard. Every time I turned it on, even after a full charge, the "powering down" warning beeped and the screen went dark. I suppose I could look on eBay or some site where a battery gathering dust in a warehouse somewhere is available for purchase.
Or, I could boldly enter the 21st century and buy my first smartphone.