I’m getting a Blackberry. John found me one on eBay and I will be joining the technology enabled people of this world. Why am I getting a Blackberry?
1. The past few months I have found that with doctors appointments and other kid related tasks I am not always at my desk and able to check my email. I would feel a little less guilty about taking time off for my family life if I can at least read my email and take care of any urgent issues.
2. I rarely check my personal email anymore. Getting on the home computer is the last thing on my to-do list in the evening. If I can check it during the day I can respond to emails from family and friends more often.
3. I am… almost… 30. Let me try to explain why this is a reason. I don’t normally like new technology. I expect to throw this new phone in violent rage more than once and to get mad at John for not magically making it do what I want. But, I don’t want to be one of the old people in the Jitterbug commercials using the huge phones with only 3 buttons. There will come a time when everyone is mobily connected and I don’t want my kids to be teaching me to use my phone, snickering at my stupidity, when they are 10. I know they will do it when they’re 14, but I’d like to delay that day as long as possible.
So, I will update on the joys and hardships of my new phone when I get it.