Dotage Note:
Bug Not a Feature
8 February 2018

¶ Here’s hoping that by the time you younger readers reach my time of life, the reacher actually picks up an iPhone when you drop it. 

I have several different makes of “pick-up tool,” and not one of them can do it. The iPhone is too heavy for the limited purchase that it offers the tool. Needless to say, if you try a fore-and-aft lift, those suction cups forget what they’re for. Now that I think of it, while I’m sure that the cups’ flexibility helps the tool get a grip on things, I have never known the suction feature to work as such. 

If anyone knows the trick of it — if there is a trick — I’d be most grateful to know it. 

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