Clearly, I am an old fashioned person, severally, technologically challenged at that , maybe that’s why every time I travel in London and find people totally engrossed watching a vid on their Smartphone or reading a book on their tablets or eBook readers , I feel a definite pang of a mix of emotions ranging from jealousy to frustration .I mean here I am with a totally ”outdated” phone , which clearly dates back to the early 70’s almost and is more usefull as a weapon of self defence rather than a fancy phone and guess what my monthly plan doesn’t even cost me more than 20 pounds , shucks how boring is dat 😉
I must confess that I do read a lot of reviews about new launches of these devices , I read the feedback and tell myself ”aah this one has a battery life issue , let me wait for the next version which will have an improved version and better battery life and will probably weigh lighter than a pigeon’s egg”
Honestly, at times I wonder how many of the people that possess these gadgets use much of the power packed features. My ancient handset has email installed , allows me to send and receive calls, install and use whatsapp , upload and store documents , has a Bluetooth and hence can even be used to print stuff (so I hear ,never tried it though !), I even manage to click pics and store videos and yes browse the internet too. Well , now apart from these functions I shall need to really think hard as to what it is that the phone can do that a common person needs ,unless one is a complete geek ( my hubby is ), then you’re totally forgiven for drooling over a new gadget !
So either I am a totally sour and jealous soul who cannot fathom technology at all or am simply averse to a whole set of people blindly falling for a mobile company’s plan where they end up paying for the phone 2 times over and are hence easy prey to such gimmicks, makes me wonder is a phone’s popularity which is gauged by mass sentiment largely driven by a growing NEED to possess something simply for purpose of establishing societal status? Or is it really based on how many of features packed into a tiny hand held device are actually serving any REAL utility to a large percentage of people and making their lives happier , easier and therefore justifying the spend on such possessions.Perhaps, I should start a facebook page saying ” I belong to the generation who knew apple,blackberry , ice sandwich and gingrebread as FOOD” Like if you agree or some such …sour and cynical right ? hummm
I am sure of nothing I shall certainly have the most popular tablet by the time it’s version15 is launched or heck maybe by then humans will be injected with a chip with all these devices pre installed ,who knows , till such time I guess I shall continue gathering funds to buy at least one of not many of these fancy super sleek and cool gadgets !