JACKIE’S TECHNOLOGICALLY HAPPIER LIFE
It appears that Jackie’s camera has come along in the mail with a FREE memory card. So, Jackie’s all ready to go! Right now, Jackie’s already taking pictures of her friends at the mall while they eat ten cheeseburgers (each), taking advantage of the beauty that is the 59 cent cheeseburger at McDonald’s on Wednesdays and Sundays.You go girl(s)!
Tomás ‘ story is different, however. While Jackie’s camera conveniently arrived at her house, in the mail, Tomás just had to do it differently. He wouldn’t dare simply pick a pretty looking camera off Amazon and have it shipped Express Mail to his abode! Instead, Tomás just had to look at all the different models, all the different megapixel amounts, all the different F-stop and aperture specs. Gosh!
Finally, he decided himself on a bundle that came with everything – including a memory card! Happy as a clam, Tomás was, when he received it shortly after he placed his order. Opening it up, he feels excited and by the end of the day, he’s taking pictures just like Jackie.
The next day, Jackie and Tom meet up to share the pictures that they’d taken the day before. It turns out that Jackie had spilled mayonnaise over her lens, and had simply swabbed it off with her finger!
“Jackie! You should use a professional cleaning kit for that!”
“No, there was no damage. The lens is all good.”
“But a professional cleaning kit will allow you to even clean the insides of your camera!”
“Why would I want to do that? The camera comes with an internal self-cleaning trigger. See?”
“Well yes, but it won’t be as efficient.”
“But I won’t even notice the difference.”
“Fine. Let me see the camera.”
Tomas analytically looks at the camera, reading the aperture specs on the lens, looking through the settings. At one point, he opened up the camera and saw that the memory card inside was a DXUI model.
“A DXUI memory card I see.”
“What does that mean?!”
“Digital Xenophage Universal Instructor!”
“L O L. Maybe we should both get a DXUI 2 model! It takes pictures at 100 images per second instead of the typical 900 images per second.”
“Oh, wow. Sounds powerful. Ok I gotta go; TTYL!”
Tomás ridiculed the indiffernce of Jackie to the DXUI 2 card.
Tomás began looking for a DXUI 2 model for his camera. Turns out, his camera doesn’t support it. So, Tomás bought a new camera. However, this one came without the lens, so he had to buy separate ones. But, then he ran out of money, so now, he’s saving up to get himself a large DXUI 2 card.
He talked to Jackie one day on the phone – a never-before-seen event, I might add.
“So how’s your camera, Tom?”
“Um, it’s coming. What about yours?”
“Great! Been taking pictures all day!”
“Oh, I see.” Tomas became a little sad, because he wanted to take pictures already, and not have to wait anymore.
“Maybe you should’ve just stuck with the memory card you got, Tom. It would’ve taken pictures anyway. “
“But not with as fast access speeds!”
“Better than not taking pictures for months!”
Being intrepid isn’t always the best thing to be. Usually, it works out. But for Tom, the DXUI model fiasco would leave him without a date to the Photographer’s Banquet (can’t go without a camera!)