About this Blog
Hello, and thank you for reading Staring at Phones. What on earth does that mean? I love tech. I love to use tech, learn about tech, and I love to stare at people’s phones. Everywhere I go, people are texting, tweeting, and playing games on their phones. It fascinates me to learn what kinds of phones people use. At all kinds of places: restaurants, friend’s houses, church, I stare at people’s phones. There’s no real reason. I’m not trying to snoop on them or really learn anything important, I’m just interested in technology.
I started writing about tech in early 2014. I posted weekly for almost two years, but then school got the better of me and I was forced to stop posting so regularly. After a long break, in 2018 I’m going to start posting regularly again. I’m focusing on the ways we, as humans, interact with technology, perceive technology, and also how we perceive the companies that make technology. This is summed up in the site’s new tagline:
“Tech In All Its Humanity.”
Have an app suggestion, feedback, or just want to say Hi? I’d love to hear from you! I respond to all messages I receive. Drop me a line on Twitter @NickFoster56, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the contact form below.
My name is Nick Foster. I’m a college student, currently attending Southern Polytechnic State University (now a part of KSU) here in Marietta, GA. I’m majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Software Engineering. I’m currently involved on campus doing research into microfluidics, and I’m also starting my senior project, which has been very exciting.
In my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar and following the Apple news cycle and community. I’ve also recently published an app on the iOS App Store called Stand Hours. Go check it out!