Baby Pikachu – A coveted Pokemon
Last Thursday as Steve was walking home from the store, it started to rain. The moisture on the drainage cover in the sidewalk became slippery and Steve fell down. The skinned knee was mended with a band aid and the sore muscles were stretched back into place. What couldn’t be fixed was his cell phone that crashed face down onto the pavement when he fell.
Steve called the phone company to activate the insurance plan to have his phone replaced. Sadly, it would take four days. That is four business days. Friday would be the first day.
Never fear, my technical husband could just remove the “Sim Card” from the phone and place it in the phone he used to use. Luck didn’t work out so well for Steve. Neither he nor the techs at Verizon, Best Buy, Batteries Plus or Fones Gone Wild could rescue that little sim card. Did I mention this was Friday the 13th?
My wonderful, down to earth, logical husband didn’t say much as he went to the closet and retrieved an older phone. He wasn’t happy when he learned that Pokemon Go wouldn’t work on the old phone, but understood and accepted the fact that electronics have a built in “planned obsolesce” factor.
Not to worry, he could use his iPad for Pokemon Go. Well that is a “sort of” solution. I didn’t think the iPad was that old, but it seems it too has some “planned obsolesce” built in too. Sometimes it works and sometimes the Trainer (the on screen character) runs all over the place. It is sadly fascinating to watch.
I love the latest technology and I am often awed by all the great gear and gadgets that are presented to us to make our lives easier. I just have to remember that the words “planned obsolesce” applies to things and not to me. I keep my operating system updated by eating well, exercising, being positive, and striving to learn all the latest technology.
How do you keep current with today’s fast moving world?
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