The death of a smartphone, goodbye Motorola Droid
A mixed bag of thoughts surged through my brain at the realization that this device had met its end. I got a glimpse of sadness, disappointment, fear, nostalgia, shock, disbelief and others. The emotional medley that I experienced was certainly surprising, but hey, we did have a history together. This little puppy had been my number 1 personal assistant for a span of over 2 years. To see it meet its demise unexpectedly was a bit unsettling.
This whole situation got me ruminating on the relationship that people have with their “smartphones” these days. These pocket-computing-systems are inanimate objects of course. They are mere possessions of the physical world, but like anything else that we extract some form of pleasure from, we develop emotional and subconscious attachments. There is a certain fondness or connection there that you might not take notice of until it’s severed.
But enough lamenting over a little circuit board and screen, because after all, in any situation like this, there’s always an upside. Due to this unfortunate event, I now
have the pleasure am forced to upgrade my phone to a shiny, brand new device. Huzzah!
So as I head into the remainder of 2012 with a new state-of-the-art smartphone, figuratively attached at the hip, I pay homage and say goodbye to my Motorola Droid. It’s been a fun ride OG!