New York is so hyper-connected that people check their email in the shower, but there some renegade Gothamites who don't own — and never use — a cell phone.

— NY Daily News: New Yorkers are hanging up cell phones and plugging into landlines

I’ve said it before: I don’t think being constantly connected is a good thing. I’m under no illusion that there is a real trend away from heavy use of smartphones, but maybe there should be.

By Daniel J. Wilson

I am a designer, drummer, and photographer in Brooklyn, NY.