During our lunch hour we were discussing the breaking news about how the iPhone 4 is coming to Verizon. Then we began to reminisce about the time before the iPod and Apple's tech savvy applications. We were talking about how young we were when the first iPod came out and how it has evolved over the last 10 years to become the “it” thing in our society. What would we do without the hand- sized brick that has been able to store our music, pictures, and rid us of boredom with fun applications? Now that Verizon has gained a piece of the fame, many customers are eager to have their very own iPhone.
Look at how the iPod has changed with its shape, color, quality and weight over the years.
Something as small and relatively unimportant as a “music player” has shaped our social interaction and need to have the newest technology. Those that might still have the original “brick” iPod are now seen as weird and technologically behind. This technology has affected the way people communicate and interact with one another. When those apple buds are in their ears they become oblivious to what is going on around them. This technology is more than a fad. It is now seen among the young and old as well as the professional world. The iPod and more recently, the iPhone, are still the talk despite criticism on the latest model.
Now how does relate to the legal world? With this technology there have become ways for attorneys and those like us at WIN to utilize Apple technology to help us keep track of hours for billing, physically store notes when a pen is not handy, and maintain a contact database to store information about people we meet day to day. It also helps keep appointments and set personal reminders, simply because we all know we will never forget to look at our phone or iPod throughout the day. Apple has created a device that is both useful to a large audience and convenient with easy shortcuts, icons and applications; the ability to talk, store, and manage day to day tasks has been achieved.
It is exciting to see how Apple will out do themselves over and over again, and the ways people can use their technology to improve the way they communicate, run a business or simply stay in touch with others. Whatever their uses are, we are obsessed with our Apple devices and continue to fall in love with the new "oooo and ahhhhh" advances.