A for Apple
A for Apple, B for Blackberry, C for… CHAT ALL THE TIME!
Going by the recent trend that has taken the world over by storm – Apple and Blackberry messenger services – I wouldn’t be surprised to find either device (or both) in a kid’s hands these days. Every third person has an Apple iPhone, and every fourth person has a Blackberry (pardon the statistics; they are only based on personal evaluation). To top that, every second person amongst these maniacs can be seen chatting away endlessly; for up to 15 out of 20 waking hours.
The experience of talking to a wall is truly exhilarating don’t you think?! The whole excitement of sharing a fresh piece of hot gossip fizzles out when my friend needlessly nods at inappropriate times, and endlessly pretends to response through meek “hmm’s” and “haan’s”. Here I am, trying to be oh-so-friendly and chat with this person, and there she is, typing away furiously. Really now, if you find a small handheld device to be better company than a full grown talking & interactive human, then either I am really boring (which obviously isn’t the case) or YOU have some serious issues (yeah, that’s more likely).
iPhone users are no less interactive. One such particular iPhone user, who happens to be a very close friend of mine, comes to MY home, settles into MY couch, accesses MY WiFi and chats with ME – on Facebook. I mean, whatever happened to TALKING to people? Earlier it used to be, “I’ll call you and let you know”. Now, it’s “I’ll BBM you!” or “Check your Nimbuzz” or “HEY! I’ll write on your wall”. Believe you me, after the Shakespearian era, THIS is the biggest tragedy mankind has ever come across.
And you know what the worst part is? The names; Apple & Blackberry. Come ON! WHO in the world came up with such names for MOBILE phones? About five years ago, a blackberry was nothing but a small, innocuous fruit that stained your hands. Google it now, and all you’ll see are images of BB Bold, BB torch BB ‘this’ and BB ‘that’. Same goes for Apple. Who knew, that ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, would change to “an Apple a day, keeps Steve Jobs laughing all the way!” I strongly believe that our lives would have been much better and less complicated had Apple & Blackberry remained just plain old’ fruits!