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[4]: Seriously?
by oskeladden on Wed 17th Oct 2012 21:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Seriously?"
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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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