My first conquest of the year!

Well it’s not exactly what you may be thinking.


I recently converted a friend to iPhone and iPad.

It’s his first smart phone.

His other half suggested that I’d managed to convert him from 18th century technology to 21st tech. 

It remains to be seen if the conversion will “take”.

I think it will eventually. But these first few days are no doubt fraught with frustration.

After all it does take some getting used to. Suddenly, your devices are really smart and it seems that they’re doing things without your telling them to.

It’s a paradigm shift that is really tough for us “A” type personality control freaks to deal with. 

Devices are supposed to do as they’re told, not anticipate our habits and needs.

I’m constantly intrigued by my iPhone’s ability to remind me of things, and keep my schedule straight.

Yes, I previously told the machine what I wanted. Yet, I find myself smiling when the phone reminds me of something based on my location.

Tomorrow, I’m going to finish my friends indoctrination. Conversion of data, and explanation of how cloud services work.

I’m not sure how I’m going to relate 21st century technology, to 18th century terms and examples. 


To prepare; I’ve watched both the Sherlock Holmes movies. I’m not sure they’ll help me as they’re set in the late 19th century, but I’m enjoying them anyway.

I’m hoping that my friend won’t end up bleeding from the eyes during our session tomorrow.

I’m also hoping that I’ll be able to transfer his existing data without too much of a hitch.

But that remains to be seen.