Monday, September 12, 2011
Well I finally broke down and got a 4G smart phone over the weekend. As someone who has always thought of himself as an “early adopter” I surprisingly waited this long because I hated to add to my monthly Verizon bill. I had a computer when you had to code a program to run it, got a laptop before most people had a desktop, had a video camcorder when you had to carry a VCR in a pack, got my email address when there were very few people I could email, had a Facebook page when social media really was a novelty and finally started blogging ahead of most people. The other reason I have waited so long is that I just didn’t want to be tied to my email when I was away from my computer. I have watched people at meetings constantly checking and responding to emails rather than paying attention to what was being discussed at the meeting. This always seemed to me to be rude to the other meeting participants. So I vow not to do this. Not sure if I check my email at red lights.
The reason I broke down now is because of all the cool apps everyone has and keep telling me about. I will no longer need a camera, camcorder, GPS, digital reader, alarm clock or any other the other features that I can download as an app. So my question to all of you smart phone pros is “what apps should a newbie like me download that I will love?”