It’s a bit of an embarrassing confession, but I’m not, and have never been, a part of the i-Revolution. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that, as my Dad had proudly brought home a Commodore 64 sometime in the 80’s, my older brother’s condescending attitude towards Apple MacIntoshes rubbed off. I remained a happy Microsoft – Windows – PC user, partially aware but mostly oblivious to what was happening in the world of Apple.
Suffice it to say, I never got an iPod. Or any other personal music listening device, actually! Several years ago now, I joined in the laughter at those brave fellow teachers who started swapped across to the Mac, and decided that because I was not into photo manipulation, or the creation and publication of music or film, that I was better off not converting. Even iPhones became a status symbol that I preferred not to have, given that I quickly became marginalised with my LG Xenon non-smartphone (it’s a slider, and I love the keyboard for texting with).
But lately, I’m starting to become envious of those who are part of the iWorld. Seeing as I can’t read QR Codes (I’ve made a couple – as evidenced by the bottom of this blog – but have to use others’ phones to read them!) and seeing as an iPad can apparently do brilliant things like this, I’m starting to thaw. Rapidly!
At a meeting yesterday with a brilliant photographer, I actually saw an iPad for the very first time. Touched it. Held it. Saw a promo on it for the next generation of iPads – magnetic screen cover, or something?!! Was impressed by the fact that his iPad was easily the most used computer in his home. And the price, just $449, surprised me. Then my husband came home last night with a new phone. A MOTOBLUR. And I realised that I had it bad. I have the distinct impression that I’m a convert. I want an iPhone. I want an iPad. I want an iPhone. Heck – I’ll even give an iPod a whirl!
Hmmm… does that mean that I’m a dinosaur yet?! LOL
3 replies on “Feeling like I’ve finally ‘caught up’ with the world…”
I’ve also got a Motorolla running Blur, keep in mind that Blur is just Google Android and Android now has more market share than iPhone’s OS due to its open source nature. Call me a fanboy but play with that Android before you decide to go with the iPhone 🙂
Hey Sean!! You read my humble blog?! LOL Thanks a gajillion!!! (And you read it at 4.30 in the morning?!! Hmmm…)
Actually, I was thinking I’d have a chat with you about all things Apple. I’d love to hear your opinion on it all…
Just so you know I’ve visited. Of course, you already know my slant on the ‘i Revolution’ from another place but, thanks for the link. I’ll cast my eye over your blog from time to time to avoid us being on the same page at roughly the same time. Lol.