On In Defense of the Flip Phone

@Arthur Crout@facebook I almost forgot to mention, my Razor plays mp3's that I store on a mem stick, so I can change things up, and never loose anything if the phone is lost. I have games, Friday night fight night round 2 (PS1 quality), Ridge Racer 1 (PS1 port over I swear), Madden 08 (PSP quality I swear, all these games are polygon based 3d games. no cheap-o sprite games.) And for the most part all of the features that you all have. But go unused because hell, its a phone. Hello,... goodbye. :P

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm 0

On In Defense of the Flip Phone

@Catherine Martin@twitter LMAO I didnt read your comment till after my rage posting. But heck yeah! The RAZOR is an awesome phone.

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm 0

On In Defense of the Flip Phone

I have been ranting and rage posting on many tech sites defending the "phone" and my intellect (protecting me from following the herd and BUYING a large "SHOPPING CATALOG/DEVICE". I currently use my Motorola RAZR V3. This thing is bad ass, I have 1½ screens, the little one IS useful for CID and self portraits. I have the most important feature yet, its really a PHONE, with options. Not a Thing, with a phone feature you will never use. I like to ask people, "why did you buy a phone to send letters to people?" They look confused at first, and thats they way they stay. They have to ask me what do I mean? So I reply, I got a phone to talk to people. Its simple, fast and direct. Its like using a computer to research data versus the encyclopedia. Now most people hail errors in their thinking. They will buy a touchy feely device, (worst interface ever. buttons were invented for reasons) they continue to honor that device with their money. *follow me* From the initial purchase, of the phone,plan, and options like unlimiting certain functions. To your very first moments activated, you are constantly giving your money away. Apps, downloading this and that, data data data, not having any grip on reality that, you bought this thing to talk on. Remember, PHONE. You continue to be amazed by your touchme's ability to perform certain tasks and run pointless apps on a lil iddy biddy screen. Again, all the while paying someone for something. Trying to watch say, youtube & text message @ the same time. Now you may ask, whats wrong with that? I will tell you. The almighty, all doing, limited cost, if any, machine sits probably less than 8feet from you. Forgotten, abused, neglected, and powered down. Your once, joy of your world, that you never bothered to maintain properly. Nor did you learn the right way to do things on it. Sits dusty and replaced by your newest and 3000 X more asinine distraction that you just cannot seem to pull yourself away from. on the jon, out in PUBLIC with REAL people. At work, on dates, Ive even heard of people doing things while "doing it" * must be some bad secks* All because, somewhere, some clever marketing, got you to forget about productivity, (your REAL computer) forget about using commonsense. Call the person, say what it is, hang up, continue living. You now hold day long conversations that cover nothing at all. Nothing that would take maybe a 2 minute phone call to get across. You think Im bullsh177ing you? Do this, count how long it takes you to tap your responses in. How many wrong inserts, or "fudge! thats not what I wanted to do" occurances. And then think of your productivity versus a keyboard and mouse and bamboo pen and touch surface, and BCI (brain computer interface) such as Emotiv's or Braingate, or NeuroSky make computing pwnage. And "smart" devices look like what they really are, STUPID. Long live the PHONE. Flip or Brick.

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm 0