Have you ever looked up the words your phone has added to the autocorrect list it draws from when you’re texting?
I’ve now owned a smartphone for a little over a year. Many people, I realize, have been smartphone users since the first Blackberrys and iPhones hit the market in 2003 and 2007 respectively.
But for me, getting a smartphone last year was a huge step. I was already worried I spent too much time on the computer without carrying one around in my pocket as well.
However, when the opportunity to acquire a smartphone cheaply presented itself, I decided to finally join the twenty-first century and embrace all the convenience the technology has to offer.
The only three cell phones I’ve ever owned (2008, 2012, and 2014 respectively).
My first one. Seeing as it’s 2014, I figured it was time.
I never had much use for a smartphone before now.
Some people who don’t know me that well assume it’s because I’m tech-phobic.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Thanks to the influence of both my retired military technician father and my computer-savvy neighbour in university, I’ve long felt comfortable playing around with technological devices.
I don’t hesitate to experiment with unknown commands and menu options to discover firsthand what they do, and regularly troubleshoot problems through either my basic understanding of operating systems or with the help of suggestions found on online forums.