There is this interesting poem in our GCSE curriculum called ‘Tissue’ which speaks about the important role tissue (paper) plays in our lives – we use them for physical direction (maps) and spiritual direction (holy books). If this poem were to be written today it would be named ‘Apple’ or some other name that would correctly point at what we are most dependent on these days.
Case in point – My phone has been having a battery life issue for a while and after a couple of visits to the Apple Store I was about to give up. Then 2 days ago my iPad started having issues as well. I had no choice but to return to Apple Store. My iPad was cleaned but my phone couldn’t be fixed so I was given a new one.
Needless to say I left the Store in very high spirits – a new phone. “You just have to get home and set your new phone”, the technician said. She also calmed my fears by informing me that I could get all my details back if I select the option to restore from iCloud.
Armed with my new phone I got home and did as I was told. Once I got the option I selected restoring from iCloud. Well Apple sent a 6 number code to enable me do this. The only problem was that the code was sent to my old phone which had been confiscated at the store. My day went downhill from there as the shops had already closed and I did not have a phone.
It got me to thinking how dependent we are on these things. I had to call and text from my iPad. I could not get internet gossip as quickly as I would have liked as I don’t usually carry my iPad everywhere. I couldn’t tell if I had to carry an umbrella or not and many other trivial things that I realised I could actually live without.
That being said, I am headed there today to get my phone sorted. But yay – new phone…