ARE YOU A TECHIE?

Sun.Star Cebu Weekend - - List - Text: Chris­tian Jay B. Quilo Sun­Star Writer

While some have gad­gets out of mod­ern day ne­ces­sity, oth­ers con­sider it an in­te­gral part of their per­son — a life­style, one may call it. More than just own­ing a gad­get, technophiles or techies have a deep un­der­stand­ing and grasp of tech­nol­ogy and its in­tri­ca­cies that most peo­ple would be per­plexed about or be un­aware of. Here are 8 ob­vi­ous signs of a techie:

YOU SPEAK TECH JAR­GON.

UI, HTML, web server, IP ad­dress and all those other terms a reg­u­lar per­son would con­sider a for­eign lan­guage. Tech-speak might as well be, so con­sider your­self multi-lin­gual.

AT A GLANCE, YOUR SEARCH HIS­TORY CON­SISTS OF TECH-RE­LATED TOP­ICS.

Scrolling through the list of web­sites you last vis­ited and key­words searched, you might see “re­lease date of lat­est iPhone”, “Dell XPS 13 prod­uct re­view” or “Sam­sung Gal­axy Note 9 ver­sus Ap­ple iPhone XS”. These are the most press­ing and rel­e­vant cur­rent is­sues to you.

YOU WOULD RATHER SPEND MONEY ON GAD­GETS THAN CLOTHES, FOOD OR ANY­THING ELSE FOR THAT MAT­TER.

You’d rather shell out your hard-earned sav­ings on a good hard drive or a pair of bomb head­phones than a new shirt or an ex­pen­sive meal at a res­tau­rant. You know your pri­or­i­ties.

YOU’VE GOT MORE GAD­GETS THAN YOU PROB­A­BLY NEED.

A smart­phone, an­other smart­phone in case the pre­vi­ous smart­phone fails, a tablet, a lap­top — you have a well­stocked ar­se­nal of tech­no­log­i­cal weapons at your dis­posal.

YOUR IDEA OF SHOP­PING IS A TRIP TO THE ELEC­TRON­ICS STORES.

Brows­ing through the racks of gad­get ac­ces­sories, tinker­ing with the elec­tron­ics on dis­play, in­quir­ing about the pros and cons of a po­ten­tial pur­chase — that’s ther­a­peu­tic for you.

YOU CAN MAX­I­MIZE THE USE OF EV­ERY GAD­GET YOU HAVE. YOU KNOW YOUR GAD­GETS IN­SIDE OUT.

Touch ges­ture con­trols, hands-free fea­tures, vir­tual as­sis­tant; all these things some would con­sider

su­per­flu­ous and un­nec­es­sary — you’ve got it down pat.

YOU ARE IN­SEP­A­RA­BLE FROM YOUR GAD­GETS. AL­MOST LIKE AN EX­TRA LIMB.

You can’t go a day with­out your hands on your pre­cious gad­gets. The clingi­ness is real.

YOU HAVE AN APP FOR EV­ERY­THING.

For mon­i­tor­ing your ex­penses, list­ing your gro­ceries, keep­ing track of your men­stru­a­tion cy­cle, keep­ing mo­ti­vated with quotes to read ev­ery­day — name a task to do and you have the per­fect app for it.

Photo: As­so­ci­ated Press

A model has a smart­phone at­tached to her shoe as part of Mai­son Margiela Spring Sum­mer 2019 ready-to-wear fash­ion col­lec­tion pre­sented in Paris last Sept.26.

Il­lus­tra­tions: John Gil­bert Manan­tan

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