An amenity to touch all of us
Absolutist language like the word “need” is out of place in most cases when we daydream about fun improvements that streamline our lives or make them more entertaining.
“Need” gets abused a lot, when you really consider it. We’ll endeavor not to do that here.
Its real meaning is lost upon those of us who understand the wondrous privilege of lives that include access to most of the collected knowledge of the human race on our smartphones. A statistic carried by news outlets in recent months has been that 56 percent of U.S. adults have a smartphone. They’d probably kick you if you tried to wrench it away from them. They’d tell you they need it.