An Android landed very unexpectedly on my desk last Friday. My employer thought that my situation caused the need of a cell phone.
A surprisingly great deal of the weekend was spent to this new little device.
Some needs you simply don’t know you have until you have the access. It’s not that my life has radically changed; it’s just the fact that it is nice to check the bus schedules on the fly and tilt the thing back and forth to keep the ball out of the holes.
Of course you can take photos with it. I don’t pay this feature much attention since I don’t mind bringing a system camera around, but I tried it out and my kids went bazooka with excitement. I watched with great astonishment how my four-year-old with ease browsed through the gallery of freshly taken photos, like he had always moved his finger across the screen.
When I watched the kids I thought that maybe these things – these electronic devices - are the future. If they with such ease get the concept of moving the finger across the screen, maybe we have passed the barrier of access when using technology.
Now, I didn’t want to bring back a broken Android to work, so I gave my five-and-a-half-year-old-suddenly-wannabe-photographer my compact camera to try his photo skills instead and he took photos until it ran out of batteries (lots of flashes since we were indoors). An "old" camera where you had to press a real button to take a photo.