Recently Bossy signed-on with BlogHer and Sprint to explore the role of digital parenting, even though the only thing Bossy understands in that whole sentence is the word parenting, which Bossy thinks of as that thing she ignores in order to watch the Bravo channel’s Milion Dollar Listing marathon.
Because Bossy has an outdated phone that doesn’t take photos or feature a qwerty keyboard or have a working cattle prod, Sprint agreed to send Bossy a silver marvel known as the HTC Hero.
The first thing Bossy wants you to know is the HTC Hero’s Basic Guide is 135 pages long. The. Basic. Guide. The next thing Bossy wants you to know is the nice folks at Sprint, while writing the Basic Guide, must have laughed until they pooped a lung.
For instance this is the way they describe the different ways of getting around your device:
- Flick — move your fingers in lighter, quicker strokes than swiping
- Swipe — quickly drag your finger across the screen
- Drag — press and hold your finger with some pressure
Not to mention the description of the slide and the rotate, or what to do if you pinch your trackball.
Of course, none of these maneuvers represent much of a concern for Bossy, who can’t even figure out how to get the thing out of its packaging: