I saw a news clip a couple of days ago about a family who chose to live like in the 1980′s – no mobile phone, no tablet, no computer, no social media. Since then, I have been thinking about if I would be able to live without all my beloved gadgets. Surely, hardly but surely! Would I participate in such an experience? Absolutely not!!!
I am – let’s say – middle aged and deep, deep down, buried under a lot of crap, there are memories of a youth without mobile phone, mp3-player or computer! And those, are all memories of a wonderful childhood without missing anything!
My assimilation into the world of electronic gadgets didn’t happen over night. It happened step by step. Although already the proud owner of a computer, I was really independent and used that thing only for work from time to time. Then I got my first iPhone – and the assimilation began. Soon I was on Facebook. Then I had to get an iPad (an absolute must have for passionate reader)! That was the moment I was hooked!
Every gadget user has their own preferences about the brand. For me it was from the beginning Apple – and I am still a believer and addict. My world got dark when Steve Jobs died, but Apple has proven that they can keep his ideas alive. And a visit in an Apple-Store is a day in heaven for me!
Have these gadgets changed my life? Absolutely! Do they make my life easier? That question is really difficult to answer. In parts they make my life so much easier. Whatever I am up to…it is all in one place: Want to hear music? It’s on my iPad/iPhone! Want to read a book? It’s on my iPad/iPhone! Want to see a movie? It’s on my iPad/iPhone! Want to write an email? It’s on my iPad/iPhone! Want to post something? It’s on my iPad/iPhone! Want to look something up on the internet? It’s on my iPad/iPhone! And so on, and so on!
But that also means, that all these library’s, connections, social networks and so on has to be maintained! So at the end of the day you don’t really gain free time! You just use your time much more efficiently (and entertained at the same time)!
I know, that there was life BEFORE the iGadgets. But – hopefully – never again a life WITHOUT them! And if Apple is ever in need of a passionate product tester: TAKE ME!!!