More is better
Philip Kotler in "Conftronting Captialism" considers "marketing as the engine of the economy". I saw him present on booktv.org. I purchased the book.
We could blame the marketing people for pulling our strings, or ... look in the mirror.
Has anyone figured out if "smartphone use" is reactive, or proactive? For me, smart phone use is not practical, I rather spend the money, the additional cost of unlimited connect, on food purchased locally, or paper books purchased locally, or music purchased locally. More me and jobs in my city, and life first hand. Maybe it costs a little more.
I'm employed, and five hours a day seems like a lot of money - 5 x my hourly wage.