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[3]: Seriously?
by Yehppael on Wed 17th Oct 2012 06:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously?"
Yehppael
Member since:
2012-08-01

It's a social and regional thing. Where I live, whenever I go on the subway, I see people using all kinds of phones, from the latest new and shiny to some 10 year relics. Yes, people still use them.

The phone is just a tool, a few levels above a hammer, but still a tool.

I remember when I was a kid and got my first electronic watch, they were a big thing back then, I would sleep with it, on my pillow, keep it where I could look at it, when I see people, adults (not just Apple users, though they make good targets:)), doing the same with their phones ...

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RE[4]: Seriously?
by mojmir on Wed 17th Oct 2012 13:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Seriously?"
mojmir Member since:
2009-01-05

... and on the other corner of the street you see three young twats bragging about who's completely equivalent eyephone is better :]

sadly shallow is the monkey creature...

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RE[4]: Seriously?
by oskeladden on Wed 17th Oct 2012 21:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Seriously?"
oskeladden Member since:
2009-08-05

Aye, well, I *am* one of the people who uses a phone that's approaching a decade old. Seven years, to be precise - an HTC Wizard. I bought it because it had a phone, keyboard, diary and note-taking-thingie, and I could get Telnet and Usenet clients for it. All the above still work, so I've never really felt like I needed a replacement.

I can't say I recall ever having gotten any odd looks when pulling it out - although I did get asked last year whether it was the new Nokia(!) - and I find it hard to imagine anyone laughing at me for my choice of phone.

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