About a year ago I purchased my first ever cellphone (an iPhone) – before the smart phones I’d grab any old freebie phone that came with a multi-year phone contract.
Getting an iPhone was simple enough, but the reactions to owning one have been surprising. Responses have swung from: “Right on! Welcome to the fold!” to “Oh, an iPhone, it’s just a status symbol.”
I will be the first to admit that I’m more likely to whip out my new phone, but did you see my old phone? It was a the size of an Oh Henry! bar, the buttons faded, the screen cracked, and the antenna was a lightning rod – yes that is a picture of my old phone. Sure, I could have been a hero, milked another 5 years out of the old phone, but… I could also give up my washing machine for a washboard, my bike for a horse, and start burning candles. :)