Originally Posted by MI_Jester
He's talking about the visceral and marketing aspects, not the build quality. I happen to agree. Since I will be single again in the near future, I've been more concerned with the image aspect of myself. When I go in to a bar or club, I don't keep my BB on my hip unless I'm wearing a jacket over it. Sure it looks fine when you take it out to write an email, but the rest of the time it just screams "Geek". While I freely admit I am a Geek and use the term with pride, it's not what will woo women.
The question he poses is... how does the image and style of the BB strike an emotional chord within the psyche of the populace. The answer is... it doesn't. It is very functional, very rugged, very utilitarian. It is not warm, inviting, or friendly.
I see his point and agree... but I still wear my 7520 and 7100t at work. I just take the 7520 off and put the 7100t in a pocket when I'm "in public".
I dont think the BB makes you a geek anymore than tape on your glasses would. Being a geek just comes natural to geeks, its what they do. just like Jocks and rednecks etc. its just who and what we are.