By April 5, 2008 4 Comments Read More →


Unwrapping my iPhoneThree years ago, I proudly announced to everyone who asked that I did not own an iPod, nor did I intend to ever own one. I was a supporter of the underdog, the iRiver, thank you very much.

In August 2006, I realized that interface and integration was everything and bought a Video iPod.

There was balance in my life, though. I was still a PC user and, while the idea of owning a Mac was appealing, I was more than happy with my HP Pavillion laptop.

In September 2006, my laptop was stolen during a break-in at our home. That next week I replaced my HP with a MacBook Pro. While I still use PCs, I must admit that computing is more fun on the Mac.

Yesterday, after a frustrating run trying to get my Blackberry to sync properly with my Mac, I received and unwrapped (those of you with one will know that the packaging is a huge part of the experience) an iPhone.

Convergence is a good thing. For the first time, when I leave the house with my portable media player, personal data assistant and portable phone, I’ll carry only one thing.


About the Author:

Mark Blevis is a digital public affairs strategist and President of, an integrated digital communications, public affairs and research company. His work focuses on the role of digital tools and culture on issues and reputation management. He also leads research into how Canadian opinions are shaped through online content and interactions.
  • steve garfield

    Congratulations on getting the iPhone…

    One thing, back up your Macbook Pro with SuperDuper!

    I had lots of reliability problems with my last Macbook Pro.

  • Mark

    Thanks, Steve!

    SuperDuper over Carbon Copy Cloner and Time Machine?

  • jaywest

    Congratulations. Welcome aboard…

  • jaywest

    Congratulations. Welcome aboard…