So, I've been dragged kicking and screaming into this century and decided...I like my new smartphone. It's a Samsung Galaxy Stardust Tracfone. I pay for data, text and phone minutes in advance and have no monthly charges. I bought it for the specific purpose of being able to take credit cards and Paypal when I do the Llano Earth Art Fest and perhaps other shows if I decide to go that route.
I noticed that my friends who have smartphones drop them (sometimes in water), lose them or otherwise mess them up, so I got this nice hard case that completely protects the screen, has an easel and a belt clip. Instead of messing with it all day I just clip it to my waistband and get to work. Nice.