If the other boys are absorbed in their iPhone world, talk to the girls in the bar. Sadly most of them are texting while the boys are playing with apps. BTW, I still use a Nokia 6210. If I show that the subject changes to all the old phones people were using in the past.
Best of luck,
Not only are they all playing with their I-phone, but they are I-phone specific. I've seen someone pull out an Android and they sneer at it and make fun.
I carry two I-phones on the road, cause I'm always breaking one and all I have to do is switch sims, but I use it for biz, sometmes the maps, weather, and finding a location. Take a few snaps and for phone calls.
Last year I deactivated my facebook page because I just don't know if anyone would care if I had an omelet for breakfast, or if my feet standing next toa tripod looks like art.
Our first assistant get's over 60 yo 70 text messages from his girlfriend every day. You hear buzz, buzz, buzz. I told him he should put it in his pocket that way he could actually enjoy all that wasted vibration.
In fact three months ago my wife bought me a new I-pad and I've yet to take it out of the box. The old one works and I rarely use it because it's kinda fun for watching movie, or showing c-1 remotely, though we have a dedicated Ipad for our digital kit, so I just don't need it.
What I do use more than I care to admit is I have a Samsung netbook I use to tune two of my hot rods and I actually find myself using it all the time because I can do a spread sheet, actually save an attachment and the battery last about a week. Also it was a good primer for getting use to pc boxes and I know we'll soon have to move our editing stations to pcs (is peecees a word?) so I am now familiar with the microsoft os and don't find it near as bad as most people say.
When we shoot in studio and i want a break I go outside and look at my Iphone like I'm working, but i just do this to get a break and not to be interuppted.
Actually (though I probably won't do it) I think my next mobile phone will be a blackberry. Blackberries seem all business and every really powerful person I know carries one, which means they're usually too busy to play games. They look like their doing biz rather than farting around with angry birds.