Campus Life

Smartphones vs. Dumb Users

I strolled through the grounds of a local college campus last week. After 10 minutes of taking in all the pretty grass and multicolored leaves, I started to notice the students. The scene was like something out of the movie Zombieland. The overwhelming majority of students walking to and fro were zoned out with far-away looks, as they intently gazed at their smartphones. Twice, I saw a student bump into another because he was too enraptured with whatever message or image was currently appearing on the tiny screen in his hands.

This is to say nothing of the iPodroids who can be easily identified by their faraway gaze and the wires dangling from their ears. That's a rant for some other time, though. Let's talk today about the perils of smartphones on campus, especially as they apply to personal smartphone security.

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