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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Using what you got
by Earl C Pottinger on Wed 17th Oct 2012 17:49 UTC
Earl C Pottinger
Member since:
2008-07-12

One thing I often get is why I don't have the latest in laptop/computers.

My response is "Show how you will solve this problem on your up-to-date super computer" then point out one of the weird problems I work on for fun.

Of-course they can't since people who do ask such questions are usually the people who know the least about computer.

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RE: Using what you got
by pooo on Wed 17th Oct 2012 18:22 in reply to "Using what you got"
pooo Member since:
2006-04-22

I can answer that question wrt phones 1000 times over.

A series of examples from this very morning: I take banjo lessons. My instructor lost his tuner so he used a tuner on his iphone that worked great. I then made a recording using a free app on my S3 and instantly uploaded it to dropbox so he could listen to it also. On my way home I listened to the mp3 I'd made by streaming via bluetooth to my car stereo.

None of that would be possible with a crappy phone from a few years ago.

Having said all that, I totally agree wrt to laptops. I think real computers are stuck in a timewarp circa 1999. Hardware improves but nothing of importance really changes.

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