I Think I Can
The Droid con-nected to the Verizon, The iPad connected to the Wifi, The powerbook connected to the network, The iPod connected to the earphone, The landline connected to the bundle, The keyboard connected to the bluetooth, The Kindle connected to the 3G.
Oh Mercy how they Scare!
I try to control the ambient noises around me while I work, the television set on the 562nd rerun of Law and Order, the occasional dog bark, the flutter of paper falling out of the printer; its all white noise. Except the unexpected sounds of information coming in. Pings. Pings for Skype, Seesmic, Twitter, iChat and email. I am like Pavlov’s dog, each Ping stirs my interest and I start salivating about the next
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If you are like me, you have your cell phone on your desk. I bought a Droid, even though I am a life long Apple fanatic, I left the Apple Garden and went with a Droid (also Verizon was not carrying iPhones at the time, so really I didn’t have much choice other than switching carriers). The Droid and I puttered along, the interface took a while getting used to and I was a bit envious of all the Apps my iPhone friends had. I mean they had HIPSTAMATIC! But the Droid/Verizon did have one plus over Apple. I got email on it 1 minute before I got it on my Apple powerbook. My Droid was always first to stick up its arm and say “Pick ME!!”
Is it Verizon vs. Time Warner, or Android vs. Apple? Most likely the network, but deep in my heart I believe its the little Droid saying to itself “I thought I could.”