Imagine a world where Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Usual Suspects and Back to the Future featured smartphones. Watching classic cinema would be a hell of a different experience. Maybe the lack of smartphones is the reason they’re so classic in the first place?
So sure, maybe Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart get a few more hours together, and yeah, Chuck Berry gets the credit he deserves before he even writes “Johnny B. Goode.” But is that all so bad? If anything, this merely suggests that smartphones are a tool of morality. Also that poking fun at the past’s simple nature is funny as hell.