Why You Shouldn’t Have a Cell Phone? Nevermind, it’s Link Bait.

In a really good example of link baiting and just pure filler material, one of the bloggers at Wired wrote an article entitled “Ten Reasons To Throw Away Your Cellphone.” Well, people certainly bit, to the tune of about 100 comments so far, and it’s only day 1 of this article. Well, I’ll bite a little too: I guess we don’t need airplanes or microwave ovens either, eh? None of the ‘reasons’ had any real substance to them. Blaming someone else for your own inadequacies at managing your life and/or dealing with external intrusions is just so easy, isn’t it?

Come on Wired – I usually love your material, so this is quite unexpected, and disappointing. I’m not about to put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the blogger/writer, because surely a Wired editor approved this. I’m hardly claiming to walk the pure high ground either; all of us publishers tend to take a little artistic license from time to time, but this article is scraping the bottom.