I wrote last year in a column that our technology picks are simply matters of personal preference. Because someone chooses Android and another chooses the iPhone isn’t a big deal, and it’s certainly not something worth arguing about. The fact that I’m not switching to Android or any other platform isn’t a big deal.
I generally read every Ben Bajarin article I could get my hands on because he is so thoughtful and laid back in his opinions. Moltz agrees that Bajarin is “one of the good ones”. Finding a person who is opinionated but not militaristic is a breath of fresh air in the current technological landscape and that is unfortunate.
In this article, Bajarin’s ability to make a logical argument against the previous discussions and redefine the conversation to that of smartphone maturity is uncanny. I consider myself a mature smartphone user and I have tried every platform I can, but in looking back on what drew me to each platform over the years, I am reminded that I came back to iOS because it “just worked” every time. In other words, less worry, more productivity.
However, in Bajarin’s words: “The fact that I’m not switching to Android or any other platform isn’t a big deal.” Or, at least, it shouldn’t be.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard