Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A Blackberry Boy

My oldest son, Kevin, visited last week. Since he last visited, he'd changed his Treo for a Blackberry, so he showed me his new gizmo. Kevin is a sales manager, and he keeps his life in his PDA. He "encourged" me once again to upgrade my humble cell phone, the one I barely know how to use even though I'm a computer techie of sorts.

Yesterday I bought the Blackberry with the entire communications package. After one day of use, I don't know how I ever got along without it. It really simplifies my life, especially since I don't have to drag my laptop around to all my stopping places. It's simple to operate, small enough to be unobtrusive, and it's kind of cute. The camera is good enough to take a real picture, and you can send the picture to someone almost in real time. For a few more bucks you can add GPS capability to your shirt pocket. This is technology that makes sense!

Please join me in welcoming me to the 21st century.


ThomasLB said...

I don't even use the phone that's wired into the wall, unless it's an emergency. The idea of dragging around a phone with me at all times horrifies me.

Dave said...

LF, I was a few months ahead of you on the latest; and, Thomas, I understand.

What the Internet and smartphones and cable and Netflix and ... have done for me is good in a way and bad in other ways.

Yesterday a storm hit nearby toppling a tree that broke a main electric line that I found stopped the electricity from entering my home.

I resorted to reading a paper book, something I used to spend my life with and now only pick up if there is nothing being transmitted to me electronically.

I think I'm somewhere between your new fascination LF and Thomas's horror, though I know I'll keep moving towards the facinating new stuff perhaps to my detriment.

Ron Davison said...

I should do it. I don't know why I resist. I guess I'm just slow.