i have a reputation amongst some circles of my friends as being the internet geek. they think i'm ahead of the curve on the newest internet trends, up to date on all the gadgetry, swimming in free smartphones given to me by people dying to have me review them on my blog, so on and so forth. but the truth is...i'm a complete and total technology naif.
it's embarrassing. i know nothing about technology or gadgets or anything a person my age who's been on the internet as long as i have should reasonably know. in fact, tech stuff in all its forms baffles me. i live with 4 fuzzy channels on an HD tv because i can't be bothered to pony up/deal with having cable installed. if i had to do anything involving music, an external harddrive, and my ipod, i would sit and stare at the components and eventually get somebody else to do it for me. and phones? i've been using verizon's crappiest model of a flipphone since about 2004. it can barely take a photo. but the truth is is that all that has never really bothered me.
the fact is, i love the internet. but what i love about the internet is not necessarily the technology and gadgetry that comes along with it—it's the communication and people who are enabled to tell stories and general awesomeness and creativity it inspires. the gadgets? eh. i could take them or leave them. basically, when it comes to hardware, i'm about as competent/interested as my 85-year-old grandfather. maybe less so.
EXCEPT FOR NOW!
being the generous guy that he is, jake gave me an old ipod touch he had and didn't use anymore (it having been supplanted by his iphone). i've only had this thing two days and OMG! my life! it's changed! look at this thing! next to my clunky, scratched up POS phone (poor phone).
it's so awesome and yet so hard to type on! and after only a couple day's use, i have seen the future (four years after everybody else). and you know what the future holds? it holds me getting an iphone. so, anybody want to give me one to review on my blog?