After dragging my feet for so long, I have finally joined the 21st century and acquired a cell phone. Yes, my first cell phone. Marigold and Phinnaeus came with me to the phone store and were my advisors on what I should get. To be honest, my head was reeling after listening to the sales clerk's spiel, and I had no idea what I was signing when I signed the contract. It turns out it's a pretty good deal, all-in-all. The phone, an iPhone4S, was free. When I got it home, I proceeded to set up my ten "favourites", and then gingerly pressed the buttons to see if the phone would work. It did. I texted Marigold. She texted me back. All right...! I then texted Phinnaeus. Within moments I received a reply. Whoo hooo! I then ventured into the area called "Camera" and clicked the button, et voila, there it was -- a perfect photograph of my feet. One thing I did discover in the phone is an application called FaceTime. If I use that application when I am phoning someone, they can actually see me. I must remember never -- ever -- to use that. No, no, no...
After carrying the phone around with me for a week, I decided to find out what other marvelous 21st century things it could do. So I ventured into a place called "AppStore". It was like entering a whole new world, one that I had no idea existed. There is an App for everything. Being a bit of a news junkie, I have downloaded CBC, CNN, Global, ABC, CBS and my New Yorker magazine. I have even downloaded CBC radio, and as I sit here, I am listening to a Mozart piano sonata. Who knew that world existed.
I mean, who knew...!
In a pinch, I suppose I can even use my new phone to call people. Is there an App for that?