South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday July 16, 2019
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October 2010 - Volume 7 - Issue 4

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Publisher's Note

Neil Sedaka Had It Right (Breaking Up Is Hard to Do and I Don't Mean Just the Cell Reception!)

My dearest iPhone:
 
This may be one of the hardest letters I’ve ever written. We’ve been joined at the hip (no exaggeration) for a long time, almost since the day you were “born” in the summer of 2007. You may well have been the longest relationship I’ve ever had with a cell phone. And to borrow a line from Jerry McGuire, “You had me at hello.” But all good things must come to an end.
 
It wasn’t all the times you dropped me mid-call or the times you froze me out; to put it succinctly, I’ve just outgrown you. So blame it on the sync … the more contacts I’ve added (they don’t call me the networking nut for nothing), the more your phone customer service representatives cried foul. I even trekked to the mother ship (The Apple Store), but not even the crème de la crème geeks could solve my overload problem.
 
But change hasn’t come easy. My first solution was to revisit an old flame … a Blackberry, specifically the Torch. But when Carol caught me on the phone with the Blackberry phone rep at 5 a.m. for the fourth consecutive morning, attempting to get my Contacts loaded; I knew the Torch wasn’t my answer either. So what’s a guy to do?
 
ENTER THE ANDROID.
 
We’ve been cohabiting for about 2 weeks now. In fact, I’ve even bought a special case for you, so I guess this “droid” is a keeper. It may not be as sexy as my old iPhone and visiting the Android App Market is a bit like going to a 7-Eleven after shopping at Saks, but sometimes its enough for a Smartphone to be just that … smart. It allows me to multitask at will and hasn’t dropped any calls to date. But most important, the “droid” didn’t flinch at the transfer of my 8,000+ name database. And most amazingly, I haven’t made one single frantic call to customer service yet.
 
I used to think it took time and work to keep a relationship happy, but now I know that sometimes “love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

You can reach Charles Felix at Charles@southfloridahospitalnews.com.

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