… realizes even her nerdy gadgets are nerdy…
Tonight, not long after I was sufficiently traumatized from finding myself stuck in the carpet of white hail that dumped itself on New York City with a vengeance, I was sitting at a considerably non-nerdy function, among folk who prefer to distance themselves from the label that we bear so proudly. When the girl next to me saw my iPhone casually lying on the table, she asked, as so many non-Jobsniks do, whether she could “play”.
Desperate to brainwash another innocent into the cult of Jobs, I of course agreed, however noticed her frowning several moments later.
It was when I saw her flipping through my apps that I realised the cause for her concern.
Fellow nerds, have you ever taken stock of your iPhone app situation? Am I the only one whose apps are so, quite frankly, nerdy?
There were the standard social media apps – I have my Echofon and Tweetdeck (Echofon is my fave, Tweetdeck for when I have to tweet from another work-related account), the holy Facebook, the naughty kid that I am angry with also known as Foursquare, WordPress, and eBuddy.
Then I have all my news and travel – because like any good nerd, I like to know what’s happening and where things are around me. I’ve got Time Out New York and the NY Times, Yelp, The Onion, NYC Subway, Trip Advisor, HostelWorld, and heaps of other apps I picked up from the other cities I travelled in – Paris, Jerusalem, Spain and Italy.
Then don’t even start me on the sports – I’ve got LiveScore, every tennis tournament’s official app, and my beloved AFL LiveFooty. I have my music streaming apps and language translators.
And for a bit of fun? Here’s where the nerd in me just failed to communicate to the rest of the universe.
I’ve got Sudoku, Crosswords, Word Scramble games galore, and not one, not two, but FOUR Trivia Apps.
The only solace I have is my free trial of Uno. Circa 1991.
I’d like to hear from the rest of you nerds out there- what kind of nerdy apps have you got that put you to shame? Which ones highlight to the universe precisely what you are, and which ones redeem you by proving that even nerds have souls, and like to, shall we say, knock around horoscopes every once in a while? (Not pointing a finger at anyone, here….)
Let me know on Twitter @rishegee or comment here…