Finally, I’m one of the first!

It doesn't often happen that I'm feeling trendy. In Roger's Innovation Curve I am usually not in the group of Early Adopters, much less the Innovators. With any new technology I'm usually trailing the Late Majority, sometimes even leading the Laggards. I think I was the last person on earth to buy a fax machine. And I'm still trying to figure out how my DVD player works. But this time is different!

Ed Yourdon convinced me to create a Twitter account, and I've downloaded the Twhirl client. Now I'm ready to exchange messages with all my friends and family. If only they were on Twitter… but they are not! I've uploaded my entire Gmail contact list to Twitter. Nothing. Zero. Nada. Not a soul among my contacts is to be found on Twitter.

That's so great!

I'm finally feeling trendy. I have something they don't understand yet. I'll check the birthday calender in the restroom to see when the next party is. Because now I've got something to tell them! Boy, I didn't think I would live to see the day I was finally the first among all my friends to try something new. I think I'll send out a fax to tell my mother.

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