I am finding I need bigger and bigger devices, not smaller. Who are they marketing that new Apple watch to? I can barely tell the time on my phone! I guess I am the aging generation but I’m about micro-minied out!
A strange concept all these devices that have worked their way into our lives. I am particularly aware of the impact tonight. Sunday at 4:30am Pacific time, an application apparently changed my iCloud password, disabling my email for the next 24 hours. I can still access the world of digital conversation, just not my personal universe. Like any well-educated person, when I discovered the problem and realized I was locked out, I immediately just went to another device, because, hey, maybe they don’t really “talk” to each other. Nope, every one of them refused to let me in.
That’s when I looked around at the devices I had at my disposal to communicate: cell phone, land line phone, iPad, Desk top system, laptop, MacBook Air, oh dear they are on every surface, staring back at me with blank screens. And? They are all ancient technology according to the advertisements!
I will get through the next 24 hours without private” conversations because I still have Facebook and my blog comments and connections. I will use the iPad for Pandora because damn it I can see the artist’s name and information which is a blur on my phone. And If someone really wants to find me they can pick up the phone and call my land line. So for now, I’m good!
Do I need a watch that is smarter than all the devices currently populating my life?
“We are Big, Old, and Clunky. Maybe you need something smaller?!?”