It only took me 15% of the 21st century to stop dragging my feet and buy an iPhone. I had a little flip phone before, so I’ve been kicking myself over the last couple of weeks kicking myself over the features I’ve been missing out on for the past several years: Texting that doesn’t involve remembering if the “s” is on the phone keypad’s 7 or 8! Emojis! A serviceable camera! Internet access!
Like I said, the camera is pretty good! Much better than my old flip phone, which had a camera but the low image quality reminded me of online images from the early days of the internet. The camera doesn’t have the depth that my Nikon, but it gets the job done.
(If you’re keeping score at home, the top image is a rose bush in my neighborhood, and the bottom image is a deer statue at a gas station in Cimarron, New Mexico.)
But the best feature of my new phone is Internet access. If I’m stranded in grocery line limbo and wonder how the Dodgers game is going or how my horoscope for today is shaping up, I don’t have to wait til I get home anymore to find out! It’s a blessing for alleviating boredom but it’s wreaking havoc on my attention span. (I figure most of my readers already have smart phones, and so they’ve been through this before. But it’s new to me. Give me a couple months and I’ll be jaded as the next iConsumer. But I’m honeymooning.)
I can’t believe it took me a week to check out my blog out on the iPhone’s internet browser, but when I did I was dismayed to see that it’s practically unreadable. It looks lovely on regular browsers and tablets, but on the iPhone the page is much harder than I intended it to be. Worse, I couldn’t even read the text…it blends in with background image. And so, reader, it’s time for a redesign. I’m going to spend a bit of my 3-day weekend tidying things up around here.