I couldn't pay the Skype phone bill ($12.00), so I'm without a phone number again. If you try to call me, it will say I'm not available. Sorry for the inconvenience.
During today's "good deed" adventures at Ted's, my cell phone somehow got crunched. The screen is completely shattered.

Now, I haven't had actual cell service on the thing for over a year now (can't afford it without a job), so no big loss there, but I've used the thing faithfully for other purposes. With its demise, I no longer have a pocketwatch, alarm clock, calculator, address book, and worst of all, camera. All of these functions still work, of course, but without a screen, it's all useless.

The phone lasted a little over 2 years.


Anyone want to buy me an iPhone for my birthday? ;-)
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( Jun. 27th, 2008 03:42 pm)
(For [livejournal.com profile] kennapea)

I scanned my face and everything I was carrying on my person for the Face Your Pockets project (http://www.faceyourpockets.com/). At the time, I was carrying a pack of cigarettes, a lighter, my high school class ring (FKHS 1986), a Cingular cell phone that doesn't work, my keys, a handkerchief, my wallet on a chain, and a little LEGO figurine of Hagrid attached to the chain.

Spice $20 Phone
Move over, iPhone. The *coolest* cell phone ever has just been released by Spice Ltd. of India, and it's gonna be *huge*... and it only costs $20.

That's right, a $20 cell phone. It doesn't have a screen. It doesn't have a flippy cover. It doesn't have anything but bare bones functionality.

The People's Phone is a phone that is only that -- a phone.

And it's aimed squarely at the poorest people in the world.

When I say this is gonna be huge, I mean it. A cell phone at this price point is going to penetrate the world's poorest markets -- South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America -- in a way that no other cell phone can. And Spice has its sights set on the global market.

I've heard it said that whole parts of the world's population are going to skip right over the first generations of telecommunications -- wired telephones -- and go right into mobile phones. With this hitting the market, I can believe it.

Alan Moore famously said that we, as a species, are rapidly evolving from a culture of liquid to a culture of steam. With a product like this, I think we're watching it happen.


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