A few days ago I posted some quotes from Gulliver’s Travels. In looking up those quotes I came across another:
“The tiny Lilliputians surmise that Gulliver's watch may be his god, because it is that which, he admits, he seldom does anything without consulting.”
― Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels
It occurred to me that if one substitutes the word “smartphone” for “watch”, that would be accurate for today as well.