Published June 08, 2010 by Gregg Schieve
Well, I took the plunge. I made the leap. I threw all common sense to the wind and got a smart phone. A SMART PHONE! It makes me feel smart just to say the name - Droid Eris. "Why yes, I have the Droid Eris." But, will it make me smarter? Will I work and live smarter? It's only A PHONE! I don't need a smart phone.
In renewing our cell phone contract, I could have gotten a new, simple, easy to use cell phone. But then, I don't need an electric garage door opener either. But it is sure nice to have when it's pouring rain or the temperature is 20 below! So I talked myself into it. Really, once I heard my arguments for getting one, I was convinced.
With more and more ways to watch video either on the internet or on mobile devices, I need to understand video delivery technology. I need to understand what the buzz is all about. After all, Tweedee Productions is in the video content production business. I better know how all this stuff works.
Mac Chorlton, our business development guy, has had a Blackberry for a couple of years now. He understood the potential right away. I remember the day he got it - he was all excited. He explained how quickly and easily he could show someone one of our videos at a networking or sales event. Image that you're at a cocktail party and someone asks you what your company does. You get that "why, I'm glad you asked me" smile on your face as you whip out your smart phone and play for them a short video that explains your product or service in three minutes or less. Brilliant! Instant emotional connection.
Now, if I could only figure out what this button does...