“No more waiting, no more boredom. The smartphone promises the triumph of efficiency. When I leave the newsroom for my lunch break, I enjoy the change of pace. At the Italian restaurant around the corner, I observe the lonesome business man, who is shoveling lasagna into his mouth with one hand while typing out messages on the other.
Five years ago, the first smartphones appeared on the market – and I am not sure whether Steve Jobs would have welcomed the trend that his product helped to spark. Jobs himself once said: ‘I am a big believer in boredom. Boredom allows one to indulge in curiosity, and out of curiosity comes everything.’”