Good article. Your mind can wander down creative paths while taking long walks – or daily commutes. It has been a year since I obtained my smart phone.
I have taken plenty of pictures of cats, trees and bus stop inspirations. The novelty of checking for messages, etc. has worn off. It is more of a communication tool, not very good for productivity if one wants to type paragraphs of text. Darn autocorrect!
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