Normally when an event like this happens I break out into a geek sweat, moaning about all of the software I have to redownload and burning the midnight oil restoring backups from the cloud.
This time I have no intention of redownloading any software (save for Skype, Paint.NET and unfortunately iTunes) as I no longer need them thanks to the various apps on the iPhone.
But whether you are an iFan boy or have crossed over to the dark side (for a Droid), you NEED a smart phone for 3 simple reasons:
Backup: What would a Jedi do if he lost his light saber? He (or she) would probably not enjoy a long life–unless they had a backup (like a blaster gun).
If your PC or Mac (or both) was damaged in a lightening storm, stolen or had a gallon of juice dumped upon it by kids, you would be out of service (as well as out of money).
A smart phone allows you to “hold down the fort” until your new machine arrives.
I’ve personally saved well over $2,000 via various apps (that together cost me less than $50), and thanks to Apple, Blackberry and Google companies are hesitant about charging more than $10 per app.
Smartphone’s also have another useful function: ice breakers.
In other words it’s a great way to help you introduce yourself to new people, and (eventually) point them to your blog.
Regardless whether you choose a Blackberry, Palm Pre, an Android device or a glorious iPhone (be sure to select 3GS), you as a blogger need a smartphone (which would make a perfect Christmas gift “hint, hint”).
Especially when your computer takes forever to format thanks to ginormous hard drives (but I’m not complaining–just venting that’s all).
— Posted from my iPhone
Author: Darnell Clayton
Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word “blog” (he called them “web journals” then).
When he is not tweeting, friendfeeding, or blogging about space, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.