Just when it seems that a company like Nokia would roll over and disappear, we read of their potential rise. And rising with Microsoft at their side? Either we – CONSUMERS – are loyal or else we are really fickle. I am siding with the fickle option if only that it describes ME.
Although I have stayed away from Apple – for a variety of reasons that go back a long way, I have had Microsoft moments, Linux moments, Android moments, Motorola moments (more than once), Samsung moments (but just once), Blackberry moments. The list goes on and on.
Why is that? Well, I used to accept – without even knowing – the Western Electric black telephone handset on the desk (and then the wall). It was only later in life that I discovered that Western Electric was a division of the Phone Company. We were that way back then when it was all a monopoly.
Times have changed – radically. We deregulated telecommunications as we knew it in 1972 and the rest is history.
Of course many of you readers weren’t alive then – do the Math if you’re under 40. Either way – older like me or younger like many, the choices for our technology abound, in ways I certainly never dreamed. But those choices now make us fickle, right?
If you are more the loyal type – Apple notwithstanding – please comment here: