‘Nothing needs so reforming as other people’s habits’ Mark Twain
My 17 year old son is an evangelist for all things Apple. He has low tolerance for people like me who don’t exclusively use Apple products for all their technology needs. The more he, the early adopter, encouraged me relentlessly, the more I resisted. Eventually, I made the change in tiny steps. First, an iPod (very difficult to have a case against), then a MacBook (and not a single virus since). Nearly a year later, I myself became an early adopter when my pre-ordered iPad (organised by the evangelist) was delivered on the very first day they were available in Australia. So far, so good – and all praise for Apple.
My last technology bastion is my mobile. I’ve long resisted getting an iPhone as I’ve always felt comfortable with my Motorola Razr and, with Vodafone monthly prepay, it amply meets my mobile needs. In fact, I so liked my Motorola that I twice replaced it with exactly the same model. It’s familiarity is this world of increasingly complicated technology is a simple pleasure. When my son got the latest model iPhone 4, he offered to give me his old one – and, as an added incentive, to teach me how to use it and to synchronise all my Apple products.
Done. The biggest difficulty at first was to have to think about doing things that I do automatically on my Motorola phone. I had to learn a different way of making calls and sending texts. Initially, it took longer and I made mistakes. I soon adapted, helped no doubt by the fact that I’m already familiar with other Apple products. Within the week, I am a convert much to the delighted approval of my son. A total Apple addict, at last.
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