Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Today...I'm feeling very old. For various reasons, I'm now the proud(?) owner of a Blackberry and now I'm also researching various ways to seek revenge on the people who designed and documented this idiot machine. My fingers are too fat, my eyes too old, my ears too sensitive to tinny sounds, but since I never met a geek toy I didn't like, I'm sure I'll master it..at least by my 90th birthday or the expiration of my contract. I spent about 4 hours last night getting the settings adjusted, scrolling thru various menu features, finding out I could actually read (or at least download) my blog on the dang thing. How cool is that? IT's not!!! --even zooming in, it's hard to see, and getting to the comments---forgedaboutit. I don't understand a world that is trying to sell me a 52" TV (we call them Bubba's in this household) so I can enjoy the big screen experience at the same time they're selling me a screen the size of an ink-jet cartridge and telling me I can download and watch movies. Of course that also means, if I'm polite and wish to watch in public, I now have to cram some painful device into my ear so I can hear the movie. But does the bluetooth I have from my previous phone work with this one? Or the car charger? Of course not!!! My model is the one that flips sideways (it's the BB Storm) sorta like shifting from Portrait to Landscape, and if you tilt it just past whatever axis it's programmed to, it flips on its side. YIKES. I'm getting seasick. And I keep pressing the wrong buttons!! DOUBLE YIKES!!! I really just wanted a new Palm (mine is d-e-d dead) but since they only come in phone varieties now, and my wireless carrier doesn't do Palms, I settled for this BB. I'm sure in the end I'll get to know and love it...at least until the first bill comes in. I wonder if I could get my email in the ICU while recovering from the bill induced heart attack?