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Eric Pape has written a fascinating piece for Slate that tells the story of his one year old son's confused connection between the device and his mom.

Eric Pape has written a fascinating piece for Slate that tells the story of his one year old son’s confused connection between the iPhone and his mom. Due to the near-constant use of the phone for activities associated with the mother (hearing her on the phone, seeing her picture), the child was, in a way, identifying the device as representing his mother.

From the article:

It became clear: Every time Luka spotted my iPhone, he called “Mama!” Could he really be mistaking an iPhone for his mom?

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