Pig, use that smartphone to order yourself an old fashioned alarm clock.
How come that Pig has a driving license ? Magic of comics .
How did we survive before smart phones?
I can’t sympathize with Pig; I have wall clocks, an alarm clock, and a watch, as well as a mobile phone. Why do some people think that having one of these things means that you shouldn’t have the others as well?
So, if your WHOLE LIFE is tied to a single device, what happens when the device fails some way? I figure I’m better off because I have a phone AND A computer. And I’f figured out how to charge the phone at the other end of the house from my bed, so sometimes I don’t even wake up when it rings. Bliss.
Pig is the definition of an addict.
Hmm. I use my smartphone mainly for reading. No need of extra light sources. Very practical.
I have a smart phone, but only use it for calls! The screen is too small for me to use it for too many things, but I do use it to look up phone numbers and occasionally names.
Pig since you are awake start writing a book : How to Kick Your Smartphone Addiction ! … Croc Power !
If Smartphones disappeared tomorrow, I would survive but the kids of today would go into some kind of meltdown.
The alternative path is to rid ourselves of the entirety of the GOP, then our rage, our terror, and our utter contempt of our fellowman will be no more.
I actually still have an alarm clock, although I use my phone for that more often. But it’s true that my smart phone is the only way that someone could try to contact me now and have a chance of being answered right away. Got rid of my landline once the cell service got reliable enough, and I’m not always look at Email on my computer.
Well, okay, they could come around and start banging on my door.
Technology does try to make itself irreplaceable. We have difficulty surviving without cars, telephones of any sort, clocks, radios, microwaves — they’re all technology. While nobody has to have the latest and greatest, there are precious few who don’t depend on it.
I will die with only a land line.
There’s help for addiction…..
But a clock-radio. Problem solved.
I find it far more efficient to glance at my wrist when I want to know the time than to fish out my phone and push the button to bring up the screen.
I can’t remember what life was like without smart devices.
And this is why I still have a desktop, alarm clock et cetera. My phone is for phone calls ONLY.
Pig has a car, so as someone above says he must have a license, does he ride a Harley in nice weather? You know a “Hog”!
I have to say, even though I have a smart phone and only use it for calls and looking up numbers, I still have a landline so I can dial my smart phone so I know where I last put it down!
Actually I love that i can turn the thing off every evening well before bed and back on when im ready in the morning. Its not on as of yet.
Don’t read the bad stuff. Read GoComics. Except PBS – it’s often a downer these days.
In ten years we will be wondering what the fuss was about phones.
As the saying goes in certain technologically au courant circles: “Dumb people use smartphones (like Pig), smart people use dumbphones! (like my burner TracFone)”
I haven’t needed an alarm to wake me up for 40 years. I get out of bed when I decide I won’t get back to sleep – generally between 3 am and 4:30.
I don’t have to keep charging my smartphone because I originally paid for it with a credit card. Charged it the first time and it stayes charged.
Owned by the phone.
Reminds me of the old Far Side cartoon where everyone in heaven is just standing around staring at their empty hand!
Lesson learned by all I hope……
Lemmings. Who pay for the privilege. Sadly.
I keep my phone in the next room the night before I go to bed. That keeps it away from me while I sleep, and it means I actually have to get out of bed to turn off the alarm.
In a pig’s eye!
Still use an alarm clock and landline. I’ve got a smart phone, but we don’t have service where I live and it’s usually almost dead by the end of the day, so I don’t trust it to wake me up.
most of the time i forget to turn mine on.
I leave my phone in my home office when I go to sleep. My old fashioned alarm clock is nearly 30 years old if I need it.
BÖC has a song about that on the new album.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdgngVMoBmc
I never use that thing in the a.m. – it beeps all night with other notifications I thought I’d turned off and drives me nuts. Have a regular clock alarm I haven’t set since working from home since my hubby gets up at 5:15 – so I get up at 5:20…works perfect
We’re doomed. The computer revolution has come, but instead of giant robots laying devastation and fire on us, it’s Alexa and smartphones. They got us with convenience, the clever bastards.
Uh… I have an alarm clock.
The phone’s gps navigator is priceless. You used to fumble over an outdated paper map while trying to steer and not miss an exit.
i remember when all we had was the old black landline telephones – there was no choice of color back then- and that was only way to reach someone, besides the mail
Well if you had things actually dedicated to those items, instead of a very poor jack of all trades and absolute master of none taking their place, then you’d be in better shape.
A cheap radio alarm clock is a worthwhile investment. The rule in our house is no cell phones in the bedrooms. Seems to work just fine.
Yet another reason I have never joined in on that cellularized phone fad.
Just one reason I refuse to own a smart phone.
Get an Alexa- she can tell you the weather. time. play music, white noise etc
Just admit it to yourself, Pig. You’re hopelessly addicted to the smartphone. —And you aren’t the only one….
I use an alarm clock/radio and that works fine.