Dumphones & Culture in the Digital Age

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Some call them dumphones, feature phones, or to others, minimalist phones. Some are tiny, others about the usual size of today’s smartphone. Some really are limited while others do enable email and calendar access, much like the early Blackberry’s in the 00’s. None enable social media apps. Most are black & white or eInk. Sales are increasing. What’s going on?



Giles Crouch | Digital Anthropologist

Digital / Cultural Anthropologist | I'm in WIRED, Forbes, National Geographic etc. | I help companies create & launch human-centric technology products.