As a computer programmer and former IT professional, I always need to be on the cutting edge of technology. So I’m excited to announce that I’ve replaced my flip phone (left), a model I’d been using for over a decade. My new device is something called a “smartphone” (right).
If you keep up on the latest gadgets, you may have heard about smartphones already. This particular model is known as an “iPhone.” The “i” stands for “impossible to flip closed.” Let me tell you, they’re not kidding about that one.
These are early days, but my first impressions are mostly positive. You can access the internet (!), take videos, and install one or more of something called an “app,” which I assume is short for “Appa.” And, while my old phone did have touchscreen capabilities, the new phone does things when you touch the screen. I’m wary of this feature, mindful of what happened the last time I touched something the size and shape of a mousetrap, but so far bone breakage has been minimal.
If anyone has any questions about this new technology, fire away. I’m a very sophisticated tech guru, but I’ll do my best to dumb it down to terms you can understand.