I have no idea what sort of phone to get. One of my co-workers uses her phone for texting people while she works. I look over, and she is typing on her computer keyboard and she's also typing on her phone. How do people even do that? Say you were arranging to meet someone for dinner while you were texting, but you were also sending an e-mail to the CEO of the company. Later that evening, you walk into the Cactus Club Restaurant, and there's your boss sitting there with a big smile on his face. Well ... could happen ... I don't think I would want to take that chance.
And what, might I ask, is an "app"? Everyone always wants to show me their "apps". I went for dinner with my niece and her boyfriend, and he was so excited to show me the apps on his phone. It looked very impressive, but all I could see were a bunch of lovely coloured screens flashing past. If I buy a cell phone, can I have apps too? I would love some apps, especially some lovely brightly coloured ones. Then I too could show people my apps. But best of all, I would love to be able to sit on the bus and use my telephone voice. Wouldn't that be fun? I could talk about the most mind-numbingly boring things, and everyone else would be forced to listen. Well, probably not ... they would be too busy talking into their own cell phones -- or using their apps.
And in case you haven't seen it, here is a woman in 1928, outside the premier of Charlie Chaplin's film, "The Circus", talking on her cell phone. I had better get into the