Justine Haupt is a brilliant 34-year-old astronomy instrumentation engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory, who works in technology but does not like the smart phone culture. "I don't like the idea of being at someone beck and call every moment, and I don't need to have that level of access to the internet," she says.
So she spent the last three years developing an "old fashioned" phone that can fit in her pocket. It gets good reception, and maintains its battery life for 30 hours. When she wrote about her invention on her blog, the website crashed from the sheer number of visitors clamoring to admire the retro cell phone. Needless to say, she despises texting.