There’s an App for That?

Recently, I discovered as I was en route to work in the wee hours of the morning that my speedometer had quit working. It was a bit disconcerting to not be able to gauge what speed you’re going, especially when you’re on the interstate. My modus operandi was to try and keep up with the cars around me and hope and pray that they were driving reasonably close to the speed limit.

Then a friend of mine told me about an app that works as a speedometer. That’s when I came to the realization that they really do have an app for everything.

I have an app that turns my phone into a leveler tool. Not that I ever use it, but it’s there just in case. I also have an app that can identify types of plants and flowers. I love the apps that allow you to skip the long lines at places like Chick-fil-A and Chipotle and order from your phone.

This is where I play my age card. I can really say that back in my day, all cell phones did was make phone calls. True story. Oh, and you could play this weird kind of snake game, but otherwise, the mobile phone was for making phone calls. Period. And we liked it.

Honestly, I do like all the technology on my phone. But I miss when life didn’t revolve around iPhones and social media and the interwebs. I miss walking into a coffee shop or a restaurant and seeing people having actual face-to-face conversations instead of texting and Facebooking and Instagramming each other. And yes, there’s probably an app for that, too.

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