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Manhattan

Mix and Match

I am a big fan of brand loyalty when it comes to products because it makes my life simpler. But we do live in a era where we’re tempted to mix and match. I own a MacBook Pro and own a G1 phone by Google. I was debating between an iPhone and a G1 phone for a while until the deciding factor was simply to stick with my current provider (T-Mobile) and more reasonable monthly payments on a student budget. I’ll probably make the switch to an iPhone next year when Verizon starts to carry the iPhone because it’s actually doing its due diligence to make sure service won’t overload and crash.

So much focus is on the competition between Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. When my iPod broke a few years ago, I never replaced it although I felt cheated out of the latest technology once the iPhone actually debuted, figuring I would somehow deal with it on my phone making the device pointless. Yet, the huge part of me that’s the organizing freak wants it all to match … I want the computer to match the phone to match the musical device to match my future e-reader and my future device. I want all of it to be cohesive, and I don’t want to have to mix and match my brands (and no, I don’t have any stock invested in Apple). I admit, I feel somewhat disappointed when Google outsmarts Apple in the TV realm, and surely I shouldn’t have such sympathies … yet they linger …

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About Julianne Shapiro

Opinions are my own personal ones. My passion for publishing amazing content started when I created a website about one of the most popular British bands of our time, which was featured in Q magazine. On screen, I'm a driven digital publishing professional with more than 8 years combined experience working in marketing, sales, editorial and digital development in the hospitality and publishing industries. I've done everything from interviewing rock stars to marketing networking events for Silicon Valley executives.

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