Welcome to the thoughts that wash up on the sandy beaches on my mind. Paddling is encouraged.. but watch out for the sharks.
I tried to hold on to mine, but the service providers sent me a message saying they would no longer provide service and would send me an upgrade. Then as soon as I got my first phone with a touch screen, it was stepped on. (Note to self: take phone out of pants before leaving pants on floor. Also, don't leave pants on floor. Ahem.) My current one has weathered OK, though.
Unrelated, but thought you might appreciate this: a video called "If Doom Were Made Today"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4yIxUOWrtwIt's basically mocking features of modern FPSes -- the intensive scripting, slow player movement, etc. Haven't played the Doom re-lease, so I don't know how it compares... :p
@ Mudpuddle: The Nokia phone has a reputation of being big, tough and heavy. More modern looking phones seem to break just by looked at them. Hence the joke....@ Stephen: I see a lot of people using phones with broken screens because they don't look after them properly... [grin] As something I see being held on to like grim death you think people would take more care!BTW - Thanks for the nostalgic memories of Doom. LOVED that game [snigger]
I switched over from a flip phone about three years ago. My old flip phone took such a beating from both falls and liquids. I thought that my IPhone 5S would have a short lifespan.I did enclose it in an Otter Box Defender. 3 and a half years later I can report that with this protection, it has survived numerous rough falls as well as one in which it was dropped into a sink full of water. I think I credit the Otter Box to its durability however. I am just now replacing it as it is losing its ability make charging/USB connections.
First thing I did with my no longer 'new' phone was buy a cover for it from Amazon.... I know what I'm like! [lol]
this is about cell phones, right? i've never owned one... and i have wondered where all the pay phones went to...
@Mudpuddle: I'd like to think the metal was repurposed, but I'd lay odds they're all in dumps somewhere..
@ Stephen: They're shipped off to China, melted down for their rare metals and sold back to us. In this way we don't have a monstrous rubbish pile of old tech and we can tell ourselves that it's not *our* problem that China is producing so much toxic waste.
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