Sometimes, I’m really convinced of something. Like in my research that the new iPhone will be a better pick than an Android Desire – where I scanned through 20+ reviews, had both devices in hands (okay, an older version of the iPhone to be true) and am generally well informed about technology and smartphones. Or that someone really shoulod try some framework or technology, that would maybe even change his life (like using Twitter for example, which is the most terrific communications change in the last 10 years). But even if I’m really convinced, I just fail to transport this emotion correctly.
Is it my fault? I don’t know. I think the examples above (Twitter, iPhone) are just mainstream thinking (more people than just me coming to the conclusion that they rock) and therefore people expect me to be an Apple fanboy or a fellow runner or a person without life for advocating for such mainstream choices. They just can’t think about someone being right who has not their own attitude.
When I played the card game Magic from 1999 -2008 I often experienced the same – and was like this at first too. Only a strategy or thinking that I had invented myself or that was really underground could work for me or was “cool” enough. Later on, I learned that the mainstream ideas were already proven good ideas and could just be improved a bit to have the ultimate advantage.
Somehow, its the same with all these services. If I would use the iPhone or Twitter like a mainstream person, I wouldn’t like it much. But Twitter has so many 3rd party apps that make it useful and fun, and with a Jailbreak I can tinker in my system more than all those “Google-Fanboys” with their Androids.
Well, I’m still researching about iPhone 4 vs. Android 2.2 … should make a nice blogpost in the next few days.