To be able to communicate within the #ibmcsc brazil team and with our clients we got prepaid cell phones. LG model “old”. Very old. See historical picture on the right. Typing a message takes forever (you remember T9?), placing a call is really tricky and the menu structure is just confusing.
As iPhone user since day 1 this reminded me of how well Apple did in terms of usability – with a modern smartphone you can look up directions anywhere and right now, it helps with online translations and makes you not think when using it. It’s just more productive, so going back to the 90ies feels really weird.
So why did the CSC program management not invest into cheap Android phones and a data plan for us? Well, somehow I have the feeling they did this on purpose, so we have to ask for directions, have to train our Portuguese and interact more with the locals…. which is great, as I wrote over here.
So let’s not complain, go with the flow and interact in person!
PS: talking about real live - Guilherme from our client has the new LG Optimus 3D, which is not old school and has a 3D camera and a 3D display. AMAZING. It is very impressive to have such a phone in hand and view 3D pictures on the display without any glasses – this is where the future will be!