A celebrity figure for decades, Jackie Collins happens to be one of the world's wealthiest diva writers and, as it turns out, a bit of a gadget freak. Switched recently caught up with Collins to test her on her gadget know how. She may have been born in the age of the typewriter, but this diva can't live without her computer or BlackBerry and don't even get her started on people who can't help her hook her gadgets up.
"I am furious when I arrive in a country at a big hotel and they don't know how to connect my laptop, so that I can keep in touch with everybody," says Collins. "I was recently in Sydney, and I had a week of wonderful dialogue with all my friends via e-mail, and then I arrived in Melbourne and they couldn't figure it out. What a bummer!"
Other highlights include:
What gadgets do you always bring with you for down time?
My laptop. Cannot travel without it. It keeps me connected with the outside world when I am in places like Australia, and the time difference is so huge.
What cell phone do you have right now, and what do you love/hate about it?
I have a RAZR, however, I am thinking of getting the new Apple iPhone, which looks amazing, or the BlackBerry 8800. Cannot make up my mind – but I have a feeling both of them will rock!
What upcoming gadget can you not wait to get your hands on?
A high def movie camera that has disks that I can play immediately on my computer.
If you're stranded on a desert island, what gadget do you bring?
I would certainly bring my laptop so that I could keep in touch with everybody and keep up with what's going on in the world.
For the rest of the interview, visit Switched.