Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sent From My Macbook Pro

I don't have much time today, so I'll keep this short. There is something that has been pissing me off recently. What is this business of signing emails with "Sent from my iphone"? Why should I care what you used to send your email? Am I supposed to be impressed with the fact that you are mobile and can send emails while on the road? Or is it just another "I've got an iphone and you haven't" ploy?

p.s. How do you tell if someone has an iphone? He's already shown it to you!


arnieo said...

The main reason that I have the "sent from my BlackBerry" is because my typing abilities, which are abysmal on a regular keyboard are attrocious using the BB. The message is my apology for the transpositions, dropped and mistyped letters.

Sent from my BlackBerry handheld PDA (I have one and you don't).

mart said...

Sorry BPO, I beg to differ.

Firstly, I don't have an iphone so this is an objective point of view.

When typing an email from a tiny handheld keyboard, you tend to have a lot more typos then typing from a regular sized keyboard. In order not to look like an idiot, people let you know in advance.

Not sent from my BB.

BobA said...

You can blame Apple for this one. All iPhones come with that email signature by default. Most people are too lazy to change it, or don't know how. But I agree with you that it shouldn't be there. I got rid of it on my iPhone. You don't have an iPhone yet?

blackpetero said...

No iPhones in this part of the world. I have a nice Nokia (E71) that works well as a phone and lets me read and send emails. No "Sent from my Nokia E71" though.