Earlier this week I posted the following Facebook status,
“This is a public service announcement. Microsoft
and RIM please take note” I am a loyal supporter
of the PC and the Blackberry and have no intention
of switching as I am not tempted by the many other
gadgets from the fruit family sneaking into my house.
My only complaint is that I need a boom box on which
to dock my Blackberry. Thanks again for your kind
One of my friends from grad school (Go GWU!!!!!) being her usual straight as an arrow self responded with,
” Perhaps if you progressed with the rest of mankind then you
would have your pick from the many audio compatible device
out there already – there’s a reason no one has developed such a
thing for a dying product line :)”
I did not bother to remind her that during our program she had to take her fruit branded product for repairs while my PC stood the test of time even though it was quite aged. That aside it got me to thinking and wondering what it says about me that I am not even slightly tempted to make the switch. My husband has bought into the fruity fantasy. He has the phone, the rectangular not quite a laptop and too big to be used as a camera gadget and is lobbying hard for us to acquire one of the ginormous desktops from this family of equipment. It has always been the case in our home that we each have individual laptops but all of a sudden we need a family desktop – to do what I know not. So, he has been converted. Thank heavens the store at the corner from our lane is crap so he doesn’t get distracted there.
But seriously, is my love for Blackberry and PC a sign that I do not like change. Am I antiquated or just not cool? Am I lazy and just cannot be bothered learning a new system? Yes I am rolling my eyes at you if you are even thinking of telling me “oh the fruity system is not difficult to learn”. After thinking about it for the last few days I realize that I am none of the above. I am simply loyal and firmly believe that if something is not broken then it doesn’t need to be fixed. My place of abode is in Jakarta but my friends and family are in Jamaica and the US and I keep in touch through BBM. It is reliable and effective. Why switch? Again I am rolling my eyes while the fruity fans try to tell me about Apps. I am not an App girl – I need the basics. Yes they are cool but I don’t miss them.
Have a great one everybody and hug someone with a Blackberry as you go about your business this week.
Until next time…….One Love.