#NEDJ Week 1 Friday: Bring It All Back To You
Give us an anecdote about how your chosen subject informs or affects your life, your thinking, your psyche, your multiple personalities, whatever.
Hmm, an anecdote about me and Apple. A witty little story to share that will in microcosm illustrate how Apple fits into my life? Hurnh. I thought these questions up, you’d think I’d be able to answer them…
I don’t have a specific one, but I suppose an accretion of tiny little ones that have occurred over time… I tend to judge people who have devices other than Apple ones. If I see people on public transport with phones that aren’t iPhones, a tiny little flag goes up in my brain that says “oh dear”. If I see someone with an older iPhone I think “oh, shame”. On the rare occasions I see someone with the new iPhone that I haven’t been able to get yet, I quietly seethe. If I see a pretty boy with a non-Apple device I recoil nowhere near as strongly as I would if I saw him smoking, for instance, but it does put a tiny red mark in the ledger. As far as the individual brush-strokes that make up our pictures of others go it’s one of the really small ones, but nevertheless it does do some quite complicated fiddly work. But not as complicated or fiddly as that metaphor I just stretched to breaking-point.