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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Peer Pressure
by franksands on Wed 17th Oct 2012 14:09 UTC
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I remember a friend telling me a story that he worked at an advertising company and that he "had" to have an iPhone or his clients would not take him seriously, or think that he was not "creative" enough. So he 2 phones: the work iPhone and a regular dumb phone for personal use.

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