I Am a Modern Man
By daniel on Feb 25, 2008
After several years of resistance, I have finally surrendered to modernity: last week I bought a mobile phone. Not one a of those fancy devices on which you can do emails and surf the web and listen to music and take pictures and send one of those unreadable cryptic text messages that nobody who's past twenty can decipher (although maybe it can do it too - I haven't had the patience to read the full documentation that came with it). No - I just wanted a simple device with which you can phone and get phoned.
- First nice surprise: there's Java on it! YES! If you go to games and select tetris you can see the Java cup appear for a few seconds... Now it's going to be a lot easier to explain what I do for a living to the rest of my family. Although I'm not sure my mother was impressed: knowing that I work on something which is used by games on mobile phones didn't seem to catch much of her interest.
- First bad surprise: I was assured I wouldn't receive any SPAM. Well, in three days I have already received four messages about evenings with DJ this and that in night clubs at the other end of the country. And I haven't even given my new phone number to anybody yet!
No SPAM eh? Liars! When I think that I have subscribed for 24 months... I have the sudden feeling that it's going to be 24 long months... Or do they have SPAM filters on mobile phone too? Oh my, why did I buy this stupid thing?