Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The iPhone has ruined other computers for me!

When I am travelling, the iPhone is my best friend followed very closely by free WiFi. It has everything I need; email, skype, instant messaging, web browsing, youtube, games, translators, music, movies, file storage and a camera!! All in one conveniently sized package (this is starting to sound like an apple plug).
I spend alot of time on my iPhone and I mean ALOT! So much so, that whenever I use another computer, I forget that it is not a touch screen. Just this morning I tried to zoom in on the screen of an ATM by using two fingers. It took about three swipes before i realised.

Whenever I use another device with a small screen such as a camera, someone else's phone, netbook or mp3 player I always assume it is a touch screen and tap away frantically getting more frustrated as it does nothing. Anyone that has an iPhone will know what I am talking about and would have done this at least once.

There are some downsides to using my iPhone so much... Staring at such a small screen for extended periods of time can result in your long distance vision going a little blurry. It is usually at this point when I think to myself, 'Damn, I need a break!'

I am not the only one on the team who feels this way about their electronic device and free WiFi. Everyone on the team has a WiFi enabled mobile phone and usually a laptop as well. This causes some major problems at night when 20 people are trying to connect to the same network and everyone complains about how slow it is! Eventually, you resort to finding a cafe somewhere that will let you mooch off their free wifi.

1 comment:

  1. you gotta have a macbook to go with it. according to my wife, once you go mac, you never go back. at least I think she said "mac"...