We all know how difficult it is to go on a diet. Eat less of this, drink less of that, etc.
So, the same should apply, I guess, when you go on a digital diet, or not?
Take for instance my idea to go on a “mobile phone diet” if you can call it that.
Over the years I’ve been a big fan of the latest mobile phones and always had them before any of my buddies did.
Before smartphones arrived, I worked with this Palm Pilot. I browsed the internet , in black and white, and downloaded my mails via an infrared link to a small Nokia phone.
I got the Nokia 9000 Communicator as soon as it launched. I received all my emails and faxes on it and loved it. I eventually swopped it for a retro surfboard ( that I still have and used just 2 weeks ago).
When the i-mate K-JAM launced, I was ecstatic to get a phone with a keyboard, touch screen, camera and internet. Two buttons on the front took me straight to my mail and internet respectively. I must admit, it crashed often and the only people who could service it, Leaf, in Johannesburg, were not into customer service!
My first Blackberry was the Curve and this ushered in a whole new experience for me, though I never used the BBM feature. I quickly upgraded to a BlackBerry Bold and “lost” it within a month in the Sandton Convention Centre.
Finally, I decided to make the big move and get an iPhone. Joy all the way, is all I need to say.
PS: Yes, all these phones are now parked on a shelf I call my “mobile museum” in my office.