I recently got an iPhone 6!
Yay! Now everyone at the studio can quit with their ancient phone remarks (I had an iPhone 4 btw, its not like I was using a flip phone). And you know what, it took a few days to get use to the size in my hand…. Do I need to use two hands to hold this thing? Perhaps I’m just not ready? Is it too big? Ahhh, wait, its great! Ok, so I’m part of modern culture and up to date on electronics!
And then I had to “restore to original setting” my old phone to send back, and things got emotional. It was something like relating that little gadget to being my best friend for several years and having to move away… and that’s when it dawned on me that these days people really have an emotional attachment to electronics. I think I may even have my first Mac computer somewhere (that’s over 7 years old and it doesn’t even work)… We have this weird connection with these electronics, we talk to them, we type on them, we spend more time with them than any friend.
When we go to upgrade a new phone/computer/tablet, are we throwing away a semi-delusional friendship? Or are we coming too close to becoming Joaquin Phoenix in Her?