Thought it would be fun to have a little companion thread to the recent one by Black Celebration. What are some notable times where you have been totally wrong about something?
I remember back in the noughties when the iPhone was being rumoured, but no one knew what kind of a beast it was going to be. At the time phones were getting more fancy and complicated: so I was convinced Apple were going to reclaim the phone market with something that was simple, stripped down, small, functional, sturdy and cheap. And I was looking forward to it because that suited me fine (I had previously been a fan of the ipod Shuffle).
Anyway, I was obviously totally and spectacularly wrong. The iphone turned out to be the most expensive and complicated phone yet. Now every phone seems to have a million ‘apps’, is as big as a brick and costs the same as a car (OK, slight exaggeration) . We live in an online, touchscreen world. And it was the iphone that took us down that path.
I held out getting a smartphone for years, but it’s just too inconvenient now to get by in today’s world without one. Everything from banking to shopping vouchers to theme park tickets needs you to be online with a smartphone.
So I was absolutely 100% wrong about the way things were going. What about you?