I don’t own an Iphone. An Iphone to me would be like trading in my soul to the devil. It’s not the phone itself, it’s the culture that surrounds Apple. People who have Iphones can’t live without their Iphone. They’ve fallen into this pit of despair that tells them that they need constant entertainment that is their Iproduct. Feeling bored? Here’s a trillion games that will waste your time. Need a friend? Here’s some crazy robotic bitch Siri that can answer all your questions. They’ll make you connected and once you buy an Iproduct they have you buy the balls. You NEED their software. They offer the shittiest media player on Earth in Itunes. Ladies and gentleman do not become a slave to purchasing mp3’s from Itunes, go to youtube-to-mp3 and get your music for free and please use Media Monkey to play music and don’t make the most powerful company in the world stronger. I feel like I’m becoming an old fogie because I’m hating on these supposedly awesome products but I just don’t understand why I constantly have to be entertained by an electronic device.
This isn’t to say that I don’t have a smart phone. I use the DroidX and I’ve had it for over a year and I’m thrilled with it. It makes clear calls, the camera is great, I get all my email to my phone and I can surf the web and send text messages effectively. That’s it. It’s all I need. I have fantasy football apps and Shazam as well but I only need the one on Sundays and the other when I’m stumped on a song. I think I have a problem transitioning from this desktop computer but the Ishit doesn’t have word processing so what good is it. I need a keyboard and when I’m at the computer I can search and basically let Google bring me anything I need. This is where I’m comfortable browsing because I’m efficient. Everything takes longer to do on a smaller device so people are always staring at their screens, head down.
The Iphone turns people into walking zombies. The picture above illustrates the two sides (even though I’m positive people out there are addicted to Droids the same way). The guy has his android in his pocket and the other two are looking at their phones. I’m sure they have a truelife titled “I’m addicted to my IPhone.” People in line are constantly distracted while they review their latest quest on their phone. It’s not going away either. Probably just going to get more popular. The worst part is that I really don’t have concrete evidence with what people even do on there which requires so much attention. Maybe I’m missing out on a revolution and I’m just really out of the loop. The craziest thing about this is that people out there are going to take this as a personal attack that I criticize the all-powerful Apple. Remember this is just a blog and entries that take a position are infinitely better.