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Monday, February 28, 2011

Fear & the iphone

It's done. I'm doomed. I did it.

Ever since starting my new job I have had permission to purchase an iphone (smart phone) to help me do my job. While this was exciting and very liberating to think about...I will show you the number one reason why I was full of fear at the thought of making a change like this:

This is my old phone, a Nokia 'music phone' that's supposed have a decent amount of storage for mp3's, etc. Notice, the strip of exposed wiring to the left of the screen. This was where my 'play/pause/fwd' keys once lived. Fortunately, I've only been without that panel for about 4 months and I haven't been shocked or electrocuted just yet.

This phone did what I needed it to do, send/receive phone calls and text messages. I also played the occasional game of Guitar Hero. After seeing this embarassing excuse for a phone, you can probably understand why I was more than a little afraid to walk into the Apple Store yesterday and trade in my sturdy and heavily abused Nokia.

However, after about two hours of playing with my shiny new miracle of technology, setting up an itunes account (yes, I'm a bit behind the times), and downloading free apps...I am no longer afraid! I have completely embraced the new 'phone' (I don't think the word phone really does it's a camera, computer, ipod, PDA, and probably lots of other things I haven't figured out yet).

The only thing I'm afraid of now is scratching it, dropping it, or losing it.  

This is not Jake.


  1. Check out if you're wanting a very protective case. Also, make sure to get the barcode scanner app & the keyring app!

  2. Thanks for the tips, Bre! I have the barcode app and it's ridiculous, I'm going to get the keyring app now. This means that Will and Jake can use Face Time on our phones to have their brewing sessions now! :)