Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on November 5th, 2008


blackberry_thumbnail.jpgMy freshman year in college, I lived across the hall from a quiet, portly fellow who had a fervent passion for guns and cars. My instincts told me to either invite him over to play video games once a week, or otherwise mind my own business. One winter morning right before finals week, we were playing an intense round of Doom together in my room. This would mark the first and last time I will ever witness the look of pure joy and insanity of killing something in the eyes of someone within my personal habitat. I quickly made an excuse to go study. He turned to me with sudden conviction and asked if I would think less of him if he lived in a mobile home next semester. ‘Of course not,’ I suggested nervously, and made it a point to let my little brother conveniently borrow my video games through the holidays.

Many believe this is how stereotypes are formed. When I got one of the first Blackberry phones years ago, a business colleague amicably suggested that I had thrown my money into a technological abyss of buttons, over-hyped features, and a too-cool-for-school discount to my neighborhood Applebee’s. We’ve all been wrong in the past, where my dorm hallmate became a successful computer programmer out of his mobile home; I proved to my business colleague that an innovative maven for mobile technology pays its dividends.

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