Four, and then some
Published: Friday 2005-04-22.
I thought I’d try answering this week’s Friday four, which is about mobile phones:
What kind of mobile phone do you have and why did you pick that one exactly?
I own a
Sony Ericsson P800
since a couple of years back.
When I saw
the graphical interface that the P800 (as well as its successors P900 and
P910 plus, among others, some models from Motorola) uses, in a meeting with
during 2001 or thereabouts, I decided that when they released a smartphone
with this interface, I would buy it.
So I waited a couple of years until the P800 came out and bought it.
is available for the phone is not a bad thing either, but what I really
have discovered as the
for mobile data communications is
as it makes
long bus trips
a lot less boring.
Has the mobile phone saved you from a tricky situation that you wouldn’t have managed without the phone? No, nothing I can remember directly. I have called a couple of time asking for directions, but I would probably have found my way nevertheless.
Are you worried about the radiation from mobile phones and telephone pylons? Partly. I don’t find the pylons very dangerous, it is more the idea of having a phone pressed against your head that feels bad, which is why I always use a headset when talking on the phone. Since my headset uses Bluetooth it radiates a bit as well, but it is a lot less than the phone itself. It is too bad that phones no longer come with external antennas, with those you could easily steer the radiation away from the head.
Is there anyone around you that doesn’t have a mobile phone? Yes, I know several people who neither has a landline nor a mobile phone. I’m not really that keen on phones myself, either, I mostly use my mobile phone as a PDA, and I have the IP telephony mostly because it is cheap for calling Sweden on.
As usual on Fridays I was over at Ian’s playing games tonight. First we (me, Ian, Tim, Wilhelm and Allan) played Power Grid (which I have described earlier), a game that I enjoy quite a lot. This time I actually managed to win, partly because I had a tactic that I kept to, but partly of course because I had quite a lot of luck. Nice.
After that we also played a round of Ricochet Robots (although there were only three of us left at that time). It is really a game that you shouldn’t play late at night, it has a way of completely turning the brain into jelly. But it went surprisingly well nevertheless (i.e, I didn’t lose).
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