Renee πŸͺ¬
@RensLensΒ Β·Β 3:32

Is Chord Chaos driving you to the brink of insanity?

If you express your anger to anyone, there will always be that one person that has the audacity to tell you that maybe you need a connectivity cleanse. When the subject of standardization of chords arises, apple is the first to protest. Our cords are as intricate to our technology as the technology itself. We cannot allow our devices to be used with any old cord or charger. To insist we commingle with the little people like Samsung is beneath us. Just bring your chargers in and we'll replace it

#mentalhealth #technology #consumerism #politics #psychology

@RensLens

In all the years of when I owned an iPhone, I never heard about this receipt. In the cord business, that would have changed a lot of things. And maybe it was just a us thing and not in Canada, but I don't know how many cords I went through. I started buying off brand ones because those would last longer. They were reinforced differently. And now that I'm on Android, life is easier
Renee πŸͺ¬
@RensLensΒ Β·Β 0:16

@SeekingPlumb

Interesting. So I'm sure this is going to sound pretty stupid, but what is it about Android that removes the chaos from this equation?
Swell Team
@SwellΒ Β·Β 0:15

Welcome to Swell!

@RensLens

To put it another way, once I bought the cords for the Android device, I've never had to buy replacements. And because of that, it's like when you buy any other item that doesn't have parts to it or whatever, you buy it, it works. You never have to think about the cord or anything else. It just is

@RensLens

Now that I think about it, my concerns may not be at all on anyone else's radar. I realized recently that the decisions that I make are concerns around my limited income. And so I want the most bang for my buck and for someone else it may not be even something to think about, pause about, because they can just go buy another one where for me it's not just the cord, but some. Sometimes it's about shipping
Renee πŸͺ¬
@RensLensΒ Β·Β 3:31

@SeekingPlumb

But the cords and the blocks, the different outputs and inputs, the connectors that would go into each of those phones how has the technology changed over the course of the past five to ten years that every single new phone has to come, or every new upgrade has to come with all of these new cords and wires? I don't know. And then to your second point on your second reply, I think regardless of one's financial means and ability, nobody likes to feel used, drained or scammed

@RensLens

But I purposely would use an ipod touch plus my iPhone so that I could do most of my internet stuff on the ipod and then preserve the battery for as long as possible on the iPhone so that I wouldn't have to replace that battery as often so I would replace it on the ipod however frequently it needed it. But it's stupid to have to have of different devices in order to have the length of battery that you need, right, or to designate different tasks for different devices because of it
Renee πŸͺ¬
@RensLensΒ Β·Β 3:58

@SeekingPlumb

Yeah, that's the thing about Apple is it's all interconnected. All of their devices are interconnected. So if you have like I've always used Macs. And so what seamlessly works with Macs is other. Like, I tried to have a Microsoft Computer laptop a few years ago and it was just really frustrating one to get used to the differences. I just didn't have the patience for it. But the lack of connectivity in all of it and that's part of their marketing

@RensLens

So there was that and with changes they've made in the last, I don't know how many years now it seems like you have less control or let's say specifically when it comes to like I used to be able to decide when, if I had an update applied and they no longer give you that option. And so it's like you pay for the computer and the software but it's almost as if you don't own it

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