Phone in a New Name for an Old Timer

 

Phone in a new name for an old timer
By Li Huang

When’s the last time you made a call with your phone?

Can’t recall? You’re not alone. Many people on their phones are skimming through texts, shuffling through apps, taking photos, and recording footage. How often do you ever actually use your mobile device as a phone? Why is it even still called a phone? It’s like calling a car a horseless carriage. It’s outdated and silly.

Like many other aspects of life that originated before the turn of the millennium, phone calls have become less preferred, if not obsolete. Methods of communication have since expanded onto texting and video chatting formats on the computer. If you ask around, you’ll find that some even purposefully avoid picking up and let their callers leave messages on voicemail.

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