I got an iPhone a couple weeks ago. I guess it’s pretty cool if you’re a dork that spends your life text messaging or checking emails constantly or if you’re way more important than I am. For me, it was like getting a new alarm clock that can tell me the temperature outside before I get out of bed. And my 20 year old clock radio could even do the same thing if I set it for the right time – WBBM 780, with traffic and weather on the 8’s. The old-school way of doing it. But my employer insisted on the upgrade and picked up the tab, so I ditched the Nokia and completed my transition to iDork.
I’ve been using “old-school” quite often lately, mostly in reference to my taste in movies and technology. I guess it’s just a euphemism I use to admit I’m turning into an old coot who would rather watch Animal House for the 25th time rather than Old School for the 10th. Kind of ironic, huh?
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