Tangled Up in New
June 12, 2011 7:23 AM Subscribe
Uh, what goes where? Multiple media, multiple devices, singularly and spectacularly overloaded.
posted by thinkpiece to Technology (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm ready to buy a transistor radio and dogeared paperbacks. I have an iPod, which is nicely stocked and current (although I don't want to be in the cloud, I don't, but they forced me). I have a Kindle, which is just fine, although I only use the book download feature (and dear Amazon, alert me when books have structural or visual elements that do not translate -- I'm looking at you, powerpoint section of A Visit From the Goon Squad). I have a Droid incredible, which I use for texting, games, apps, and seemingly most of all, camera.
I've been offered an iPad through work. I'm now officially overloaded. What goes where? Are the iPod and Kindle obsolete? Is my phone now just for talking? I mean seriously, I feel dumb, but even my know-it-all kids are giving me different answers.
Can I get a gameplan? I appreciate well-meaning "Well, what do you prefer?" but I really just want someone to lay it out for me. Also if it matters, I'm a Verizon client and not inclined to switch; not sure who the provider on the work iPad is ... does it matter?
I'm sure I've left off critical information -- excruciatingly specific questions will be helpful, thanks.