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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Not just about superficial value
by pooo on Wed 17th Oct 2012 18:19 UTC
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Seriously when you use a blackberry it does say something meaningful about you, your technical acumen and how in touch you are with technology trends.

Blackberry fell because blackberry sucks and because their phones from a year ago might as well be from the 90s compared to a Galaxy S3 or Iphone 5.

If your job has nothing to do with tech, who cares. However if it does, I think you are right to be embarrassed and other people are right to judge you as "out of it". Not as a bad person but probably someone I would wonder about in a work scenario.

It's like all the jokes about how people with @aol email addresses are perceived. It is *totally* valid.

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