In this ultra-connected world, the old (but not only) return to their first love, tired of this ubiquitous technology. Followers of saying "a phone call is made to" those users store their smartphones in a drawer and resume old habits.
But what motivates them to work this backwards? Why this phenomenon, which is beginning to affect the mid peoples, it is becoming increasingly important? Fad or real will to mark a pause in this world where technology is developing so fast that it eventually exceeds us back on this phenomenon and what drives users to trade their smartphones against an old Motorola StarTAC 130.
Too technology kills Technology
Some say "stop" and as an affront to the big firms in the world, they make a 180 degree turn. These larger screens, more beautiful, more powerful of these products, more efficient, faster, all they have had enough. A phone that is done primarily to make calls.
This "back to basics" occurs because manufacturers ended up giving nausea to many users. They wanted to force-feed consumers as geese, without listening to their needs but their creating. And after smartphones are connected objects they want to impose . Today some refuse to be dictated their consumption patterns.
Back to basics
|Bendgate Iphone 6 plus|
Mobile phones 90s are rock solid. You can drop your 3310 fourth floor, it will shock (yes that's a slight exaggeration). The sad thing is that the technologies exist to make our smartphones durable products .
Another desirable feature: autonomy. Certainly, smartphones are real pocket computers, we can not expect a week of autonomy as our old phones 90s But it is above all the manufacturers approach that is described here.
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The issue of personal data
And the latest information about the safety of these data is not reassuring. Several studies show that our data is more accessible . Builders and developers of OS do not work enough to strengthen their security. And even if the user also has its share of responsibility, it is not supposed to be a digital security expert to use their smartphone.
Feeble autonomy, robustness to review, lack of security? It was enough for those who are already tired of all this technology. A phone 90s, it's tough, it recharges only once a week, and no chance to see their personal information hacked.
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Lekki: reference telephone vintage
The Lekki company saw this coming tired of some users and has surfed the wave of "low-tech". Whether by conformism or out of the standardization of smartphones (they all look alike, whereas before they were easily recognizable, work on design was necessary to stand out) users clearly show their nostalgia.
|Ah! The Sony Ericsson T29! (Credits: Vintage Gadget Collector)|
|Anna Wintour, the woman who creates fashion in the world, has come back to basic|
In any case, the phenomenon seduced and even the stars are getting into. Whether the editor of US Vogue, Anna Wintour view with a flip phone, Rihanna, Iggy Pop or the New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, all have stood their old drawer phones. And you, a return to the 90s, anyone?