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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phones and social status
by ezraz on Wed 17th Oct 2012 21:17 UTC
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i used to pull out my iphone a bit more and set it on the bar/table than i do now. i had all the treo's from palm and those used to really intimidate people and get them talking.

part of it is because now 70% of the room has the same iphone i do but with an uglier case.

part of it is i stopped being 'amazed' and 'proud' of these things years ago (well ok i am actually still amazed by it, and proud of apple's engineers).

when you are either proud, amazed, or looking to boost your own fragile ego, you show off your shiny slab.

when in public i generally keep mine in my pocket, in it's case, because it is very very very very very important to me and i don't want all the judgmental arseholes who hate apple customers indiscriminately giving me the evil eye. you are just jealous of my freedom from rebooting. ever.

after all, i run several of my lives from this 100g piece of glass and aluminum in my pocket. proof is in the pudding.

Edited 2012-10-17 21:18 UTC

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