I think EDC items should be a reflection of my personal character and taste. Like clothes, however, they also fulfill a practical role and as such need to be practical. I have very few of either that are exclusively bespoke. Although I have kept a cellular phone as an EDC item for over 20 years (and before that had pagers), I would now gladly rid myself of it. To suit my character and taste better, I would carry a miniature CW QRP rig. As a concession to practicality, I will settle for a FM 2m HT. I'm on the verge of the decision to park the celluar. XYL already has her ticket, and everyone else can go to voicemail. I'm hardly a luddite, and I do find GPS, maps, and Trip Advisor helpful when traveling for example. I even concede to use apps like Facebook that I abhor, because I can follow people with whom I have a very slight relationship, that I would otherwise have no means, like the people who own my dog's littermates. But I don't need that in my pocket everyday. I can do amazing things with technology, but sometimes choosing not to is a matter of taste.