When my smartphone died almost two years ago, I decided to revert to an old dumb Nokia and haven’t looked back. Now, my Nexus 7 (2012) has decided to stop recharging and I’m wondering whether I need to replace it. I have an old netbook at home running Ubuntu and it functions as my media server so it’s not like I don’t have access to the net if I need it at home.
There are only two things I do on the tablet that can’t be easily replaced – reading/listening to my digital subscription to the Economist and casting Netflix and Stan to my chromecast connected TV. Annie has an even more ancient Win98 laptop which fulfills the latter leaving only the Economist out. I can still access it on the netbook or at work but it’s not the same.
Maybe it’s time to revert back to getting it delivered in deadtree format.
PS: Mind, I am far from IT free, I have a Kindle Paperwhite, I use Annie’s iphone 3GS for directions when we drive and my work is completely IT driven.