28 September 2012
My Week With Marilyn, i mean my week with the iPhone 5
This is my first smart phone ever, the iPhone 5, so i'm loving my new toy. I have signed up to Instagram, i've actually let out some Tweets & had all sorts of things linked to Pinterest & Facebook automatically. I have downloaded Apps, APPS!! No games, i loathe children playing with screens, they should be kicking a ball or climbing a tree!!
Unlike the 7000 people who queued at Apple Canberra last Friday, my husband wandered in on Saturday morning, straight to the counter . . . to drag me into the 21st century of technology. We bought it for a few reasons, mainly the video camera & my enthusiasm for social media. My children enjoy leaving me notes & quirky reminders. It's on my existing $20 plan, with zero data allowance outside the home WiFi, so far that's fine, i really do use the phone as . . . a phone!! I'd rather email from the Mac desktop, with a life size keyboard, i just fixed my wrists with surgery, poking at a tiny phone pad is ridiculous!!
All accessories sold out immediately, so i was a nervous wreck taking the phone out & about, until i popped along mid week to buy him a leather jacket & screen shade, cool yo??
This week i really did hire the My Week With Marilyn movie, oh what a messed up gal she was. So glamorous & popular, yet insecure & lonely. A beautifully shot film, especially loved the English countryside & Eton School. I wonder what mischief & trouble Marilyn Monroe would have created on social media?? Sigh, i digress . . .
so now there are a zillion other ways to get images & snippets of my world . . .
OMG, i've even gone & got myself a Quick Response bar code, i Robot. Tania McCartney is a new smart phone girl too, she understands technology & social media ten times better & faster than me, so does the research & just links me to what i need to know. Everyone needs a guru girlfriend who explains in motherly terms what you want, not geek speak. Seriously folks, scan me . . .
Did you get the new iPhone 5 or can you still love last year's model?? I'm still laughing at the iPhone 5 launch - talking about the camera "the sea is bluer & children look happier!!" I admit the camera is marvellous. How much technology & social media can one person handle?? I'm a tad freaked about the price but i've never lost a mobile phone - i've had one stolen in Italy, now living at the bottom of a canal in Venice i guess. I will be very happy with this phone for a long long time. Love Posie