He notices its emerging prominence in his surroundings and environment. He’s seen it in the news, social media and almost everywhere. It has subtly inured into his lifestyle. Technology. He breathes it, he preaches it on a daily basis. But like every other human, he has likes and dislikes. He doesn’t easily change what already works for him.
Many have caved in, joined the band wagon, and followed the white men with their more sophisticated ways of doing things. But for him, he likes doing things the old way, the way he feels is the best. Change they say, is inevitable, resistance is futile, and no matter how hard he has tried to hold on, the temptation beckons strongly on him to follow the new modern ways. He has tried his best, and time is nigh for him to give up. Who is he? Me!! 🙁
Oh yes!! Me.. Forget all the geek talk and stuff, deep down, I’m still a village man like those you see in the hinterland, resisting new trends, afraid to change 😀
There are a few things I’ve tried to change, but can’t:
The Fear of Cutting SIM
When I first learnt SIM cards required for newer phones are now meant to be smaller, I bitterly cursed the people that conceived the idea. Why cut our already small SIM to something smaller? They said its to save space for other phone components, then, I’m like, ‘How much space does it actually save? , why not leave our SIM cards alone and work on making phones with longer battery life eh!! I’ve refused to cut my SIM, and have dodged owning any phone that requires me to cut my SIM. But c’mon this is 2014 and we already have even the smaller one called nano SIM Chai!! 😥 I know my next phone must require me to cut SIM.. I’ve tried I know..
The Fear of Cloud Storage
They’ve said its safe and reliable, but I still fear cloud storage. There’s that kind of timidity and resistance within, whenever I’m faced with the option of having to save something in the cloud. I’ve one had an experience with sharemobile.ro I had an account with them and uploaded many files on it. Then one day, the site suddenly crashed and all my files were lost. There have also been recent cases of celebrity iCloud account hacks and leaks of their private pictures. This, is one thing that can happen when you rely so much on cloud storage, to the extent of saving your private pictures in the sky. Cloud storage is also prone to server down times and cases of breach of privacy. Data is still somewhat expensive in this part of the world, and that’s my one major hindrance from fully embracing the cloud.
But seriously, this village man feels its safer to save your important files locally, with access anytime you want ,than leaving it up there.. Gets him obliged to think breeze will carry the thing one day.
That deep love for the Blackberry Keyboard
Tell me,”On-screen keyboard is fast, intuitive, modern, and the best way to type”, and I reply you, “The Blackberry keyboard is better *tongue out*”. This article itself was poured out from the reliable punching on the sweet Blackberry keyboard. The tactile feedback, the delicate spacing between the keys, the way it fits perfectly in my hands. There’s no better way of putting my thoughts in writing that doing it on a Blackberry keyboard. I’ve extensively used software keyboards no doubt. But whenever I’m on a blackberry, the feeling is similar to when Iron Man puts on his armour.. Super Power Mode!!.. Lol 😆
Resistance is futile.. A time will come when I’ll be forced to drop these habits, but before then, who will convince me otherwise?