Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2012 22:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Rachel Crosby speaks about her BlackBerry phone the way someone might speak of an embarrassing relative. 'I’m ashamed of it,' said Ms. Crosby, a Los Angeles sales representative who said she had stopped pulling out her BlackBerry at cocktail parties and conferences. In meetings, she says she hides her BlackBerry beneath her iPad for fear clients will see it and judge her." Other products many people own but feel ashamed about: sex toys. So essentially, the BlackBerry is now the equivalent of a vibrator. In all seriousness though - why feel ashamed because of a phone? Are people really that shallow? I'm really getting too old for this stuff.
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RE: Seriously?
by grumpyoldman on Tue 16th Oct 2012 22:50 UTC in reply to "Seriously?"
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Well, for you and others that looks to be at peace with who they are, and have the self confidence to not be 'shallow' it won't be news but a common fact that you accept/dislike with society nowadays.

But if we think of this as a tip of the hat to the sociological issue pertaining to technology and our society in general, then it has some merit as news still.

It sort of points to the question:

Are we fully in the era of the 'Rise of The Sheep'? Is the Thinking Individuals Era done? ;-)

...enter Foundation Series references as applicable ;-)

Thom, we _are_ getting too old for this stuff.

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