- The announcement of the new iPhone
- The sad death of Steve Jobs (Former Apple CEO)
- Blackberry Messaging system failing for three days
- The release of iOS5 - the new iPhone, iPod, iPad operating system
- Release of the latest Ubuntu 11.10 operating system.
At the start of this week the messaging system on that Blackberry phones use suffered some failure or other for over three days... it would be quicker to write a letter and post it in most countries!
The release of iOS 5 globally at the same time nearly brought the internet to a grinding halt with people trying to download the latest release.
The release of Ubuntu 11.10 will have less of an impact I'm sure, but it's still a sizeable download.
At home here in France as well as all of the above, although we don't use Blackberry thank goodness... my wife's PC suffered a problem the other night after a Windows update. So she is now using her netbook with an external keyboard, monitor, mouse, until we can get her a replacement machine (most probably an iMac).
So I sit here on Friday night thinking back over this last week or so and think how crazy all of this is. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier. Judging by the messages I have seen on Twitter this last week from Philofaxy readers and from some of my old friends in UK, it's hardly been a 'walk in the park' with downloads failing and devices not updating.
Then, I opened my bag after a day over in Angers and take out the paperback book I've just finished reading today, then I pulled out my Malden and I unsnap the closure and open it at my diary page to think of a few notes to jot down about my day. The rich aroma of the leather wafting out of the bag. I look at it... then I look at the various electronic devices I have around me and I think....
Thank goodness for Filofax
- You can update it at any time in the year with a new diary,
- You don't have to rely on some hidden central server somewhere,
- The only delay in updating it is the queue for the cash till at a Philofaxy meet up,
- It's a pleasure to hold in your hand and be seen to be using.