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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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..

I can see where you are coming from and in a small part I agree with you.

But I don't think that keeping up with technology trends equates to technical acumen most of the time, as actually witnessed with a lot of people nowadays.

I have known too many people - please see my handle ;-), who thinks they are using these new 'technologies' and they think they are part of an elite ubergeek ubernerd fashizzle squad. But when tested, they fail miserably when their technical acumen is tested at a deeper-than-user level. In fact, they bolster their technical deficiencies with 'user skills' not 'developer skills'.

There are people who _purposefully_ choose not to adhere to these technological trends wholesale, or they do so in a slow incremental way, because they see things differently.

Side Note:

Heh, after lurking for so many years in this site, I have finally registered myself and actually am now conversing with fellow users - must be me getting sentimental with these ole bones. :-)

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