This 100% makes sense to me and-really-I'm not making fun of Jack White for this revelation. He has NEVER owned a cell phone. He's become known for having people lock their phones away for concerts (which I was totally for because I wasn't getting distracted Judy's selfies or Tony live streaming the entire show), so him saying he doesn't even own one? Not shocking. But for some reason, also kinda weird. Wouldn't it be some crazy twist that this musical genius actually just didn't know HOW to use a cell phone? Like, not even a Jitterbug flip phone?
Via Stereo Gum:
“For someone like me, who is one of the few who doesn’t own a cellphone, it is pretty funny to walk down the street and see everyone doing this,” he says, miming someone looking down at their screen.
“I’m an anomaly and I’m looking at everybody and to me everyone sort of looks silly,” he adds. “And then you’re like, whatever, that’s their lives. Or who knows, maybe this is the way everything is going to be from now on. I have no idea. Nobody really does. Maybe it’ll turn into implants. Probably it’ll turn into a microchip behind our eyeball or whatever.”
I thought it was a big art project at first just to see if people would think it was funny or cool or just a new experience, almost like an escape room or something like that. ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be funny if we had this arena show and everyone who showed up we told them they couldn’t use their phones?’ We thought maybe even at first people would be mad enough to demand their money back, and it might be something interesting would happen. To my surprise and everyone around me’s surprise, everyone loved it, and we’ve been doing it now for over a year. It’s been shocking how much people love it. And it brings up these real big questions, like — so you need someone to tell you you can’t use it to actually not use it? How sad. That’s pretty sad. Again, coming from someone who isn’t part of it, it’s easy for me to say it because I don’t have that addiction.
If you can’t choose to stop drinking for a day, it’s got that much of a hold on you, it’s a sad thing. So the same thing with that, if you can’t just put that down for an hour and experience life in a real way, that’s sad. And it’s maybe even sadder that you had to be told to do it, that you didn’t naturally want to do it on your own.
I mean, he kind of has a point there. Read more HERE!