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I recently bought an Android and into the whole world of smart phones. It has already had a few unexpected benefits, such as more contact with my mother, who has an ipad. We text one another a couple of times a week, and although the texts are short and somewhat superficial (ie. "I'm in the grocery store") it's precisely those seemingly mundane details that make our dialogue specific and alive. We're catching each other in real moments. It's somehow easier (and more fun) than the longer call that would happen in order to "catch up" after many weeks.