cellphones at the museum Rijksmeuseum

A school class visiting the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

traffic lights smartphone addicts

The problem of people walking while looking at their smartphones prompted the Dutch town of Bodegraven to install pavement level traffic lights; a strip that changes from red to green.  Other towns in Europe have done the same.

serious smartphone addiction

Serious smartphone addiction in Asia. It gets worse when people do this driving cars.

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smartphone addiction

Addiction has become so bad that a new term was coined for the fear of being without a mobile device — nomophobia

Your editors made a conscious decision a few years ago not to use mobile phones except for making calls, and have largely kept to that.  When out of town we take a laptop, the rest of the time we use desktop computers.