Today I aim to coin a new term, and it really is one that has been a long time in coming, if you ask me. I was hanging out with a friend of mine the other day that has just gotten this nifty new cell phone that is just adorned with all sorts of cool features. Like most cell phones of the present day, it offers a touch screen, personal organizer, address book and tons of great applications you can use, like a GPS and so forth. I am sure that you are all—at least for the most part—apprised as to the many features and functions that cell phones and PDAs have to offer to one and all during the present day and age.
But here’s the kicker.
I was hanging out with this person and they were asking me some questions and taking notes. In the middle of it, they flip open the QWERTY keyboard on their cell phone and message back a person who is organizing a wedding that they plan on attending. They were asking me about some different bridal stores and fashion ideas that I may have for the wedding. When I divulged my take on the situation, the cell phone is put away and out comes the old school pen and note pad. That’s where I was spurred by the notion of creating a new term: “Digi-Anderthal.”
What is this term you ask? What does it mean? Who does it apply to? The answer is easy. People who use digitally advanced devices but still live in the paper-and-pen, obsolete past; they are only somewhat embracing the many facets that technology has to offer, and for reasons unbeknownst to me.
Look around you. I am sure you know a few Digi-Anderthals.