Sunday, June 13, 2010


I was talking to a family geek about the two phones, The Apple iphone kit and Google's Android. It was said that there was in-built advertising on the one,the Apple. There was a certain naiveté, I felt, in suggesting that Google were not exploiting similar potential with their product. 

A little bit of research revealed that Google had already got underlying 'acceptable' ads behind their system. I'm not sure who the ads are acceptable to. The Google underlying adverts would be installed with the same rationale as Apple has, a profit motivation. In this, all phone manufacturers and resellers are playing the same game. I guess I.T. organisations will be telling mankind that all marketing is good for the soul. Will it become the next 'must have', the next faith forum?

There's a lot to be said for staying with a good old fashioned cell phone that just makes phone calls, if anyone can remember what they are. And for a bit of added excitement, a wee facility to send text messages would be useful, though not essential, since voice messaging is bound to be in the bundle.


Anonymous said...

I can remember as that's what I've got! It's an relatively old, and cheap, basic pay as you go mobile phone which I carry for emergencies. I've never sent a text! Flighty xx

ZACL said...

Good for old phone does text and I have switched off voicemail. It had to be paid for; my voicemail was arriving, in some instances, seven to ten days after it was sent. The longest one was two weeks after! A letter would have been quicker. The camera has no countable pixels, or at least none worth counting.

A phone is what mine is, and that is what it will stay. :)