In reality, about 50 percent of Americans and 66 percent of adults aged 18 to 29 own smartphones. My own reasons for abstaining are numerous, and range from the practical to the ideological...
...what it really comes down to, for me, is the ability to get lost.
The author doesn't like the idea of being tethered to the smartphone and growing dependent on its perks, especially maps and interactivity. "He who cuts his own wood warms himself twice," and all that.
A thought occurs: are we so close to mobile tech ubiquity that we'll start seeing this kind of refusal/backlash?