Das ist Service!

Seven or so years ago, I got my first WAP enabled mobile phone - a Nokia 6310i. Whilst on the 371 back from Richmond station to the shared house I was living in in St Margarets, I gave the WAP browser a go, keen to live the mobile revolution, currently the focus of most of the presentations I was giving at Sun at the time.

I wasn't able to get to Amazon's UK WAP page for some reason, but Amazon's German site worked. I bought an album by Catatonia. The process was slow and fiddly, but it worked and my album duly arrived a week or so later. That was pretty much the last time I ever used a mobile phone to access the internet until getting my current Sony - seven years later.

Today, in my inbox, was a mail from Amazon.de telling me that Catatonia's former lead singer has released a new album. Now, that, dear readers, is what I call service. It is also what German speakers might possibly call 'Service'.

If I do buy it, I will still not be using my phone to do so.

Comments:

Perk up, Laddy. The 371 does not go to St. Margarets. Isn't the 391 or rather the 319? You do remember where the 371 goes, don't you?

Posted by SJS on February 13, 2008 at 09:12 AM GST #

Well, I'm german and I would call that behaviour from amazon spam ;)
I'm also concerned that amazon keeps a history for that long time, if I check my german amazon account I can see my order history since 1999 and that data warehouse seems to be very big...

Posted by Marco on February 14, 2008 at 07:25 AM GST #

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