I was doing my usual morning routine of checking emails/tweets etc on my phone with my morning ciggie (disgusting habit but the first one of the day is always the best one) when i came across a tweet.
Jeffery Wright, @Jeepne on Twitter has started a blog called Nokia Refuge, he also has a new Twitter handle @Nokia_Refuge.
The introductory post was a really nice nostalgic story of noticing a Smartphone for the first time, and how he hopes to save any unwanted Nokia devices reaching a certain destiny like he saw on a video. Coming up is the first part of that blog post, and I’d highly recommended reading the whole blog HERE
So Jeffery, take it away:
So here I go, a few months ago I was watching a YouTube video of a gentlemen destroying a Nokia N95. Upsetting very disturbing, may have cried a little. I start getting this idea, you see the Nokia N95 was my first Smart phone my gateway phone as it were. Looking back 8 years ago, a man in a Strange country meeting my future wife and now mother of our 3 and a half year old. She took me to where her little sister worked in a mall at the Cell phone store. Inside were marvels of technology and wizardry unfamiliar to this simple man from Boise Idaho. Phones that could be attached to overhead projectors and would run your PowerPoint presentations. Phones that you could watch movies on, listen to music, and one phone that had a 5 Mega Pixel camera OH how the Gods have smiled upon me. This little two-tone wonder I could barely contain myself “oh I have to have you” I muttered lightly under me breath. Pay the lady I thought reaching for my wallet as I ask beautiful bride to convert the price into dollars US, I could see the words floating out of her mouth as suddenly I felt faint and my wallet fell back into my pocket. I don’t remember the exact amount but looking back all I can think of is “that’s more then rent”.