Maybe this is a boring subject, but we’re obviously a bit on the techy-side, so we’re curious: what technology do you carry with you on a daily basis? How does it affect which purse you carry? Do you have any fun tech stories (e.g., trying to figure out how to carry your Blackberry while at a black-tie gala)? What devices do you love? What do you wish were different? What are your questions about the other devices?
Initial thoughts on our own questions, after the jump…
- At one point this author carried a Blackberry (provided by work and using the T-Mobile network), a Sprint cell phone, a Palm Pilot, and an iPod. (I *think* that was it.) When I got the BB it definitely did affect which purse I carried — a lot of the ones I already owned were smaller and already at capacity, so (oh noes!) I had to go buy new bags. I’ve since combined the cell phone and Palm Pilot via the (fairly unfashionable) Treo 755p, primarily because the iPhone wasn’t available for Sprint — and annoyingly, my Treo doesn’t fit in the convenient “technology pocket” that so many bags offer these days.
- In terms of “fun tech stories” it isn’t really work-related, but hey: the alarm on my Treo went off during my wedding ceremony. I’m one of those annoying sorts who likes to schedule things very far in advance, and so as soon as we set the date and time for the wedding I thought it was cute to schedule it in my Palm Pilot. I neglected to turn off the alarm function, for which the default setting has the alarm going off 5 minutes before scheduled events, repeating every five minutes unless someone stops it. So, cut to the wedding day, when I was worried guests would be calling me with transportation/direction difficulties — so I gave the Treo to my brother (and man of honor) to hold. Sure enough… five minutes into the ceremony the Treo went off, and everyone heard it. I knew what it was, immediately, and started to laugh; I’m told by my guests that they all started looking around trying to determine who the @#$ was who’d left their cellphone on. My brother held the Treo high for all to see — “It’s hers — and it says WEDDING!!” After everyone stopped laughing we went back to the ceremony.
- Everyone I know seems to love their iPhone, and as soon as it’s offered for Sprint I can’t wait to check it out. For those of you who’ve used both the Palm and the iPhone, how does it compare? Which applications are your favorite?