I have been on medication this week, and it has messed with my body and mind so bad that sleep has wrestled against me every night, eventually winning any time between 2am and 3am, and leaving me awake till day break. Or perhaps it isn’t the medication, but something else. Anyway, here I am still awake at 3.24am this Sunday morning and bored to the bone. If you are reading this, I suspect that you must be bored too, or just here for the intrigue. I thought I would put out some trivia about myself just for the kicks. Yes; the things that boredom does.
- I owned my first mobile device as a teenager – a palmtop/PDA as a gift from my dad. It was love at first sight. I remember owning a Casio and a Psion. I do not quite remember the other brands. Psion was the ancestor of Symbian
- I got my first mobile phone in 2002. A Motorola Talkabout T2288. It had a monochrome (green) display and a WAP browser. Maximum internet speed on it, based on circuit switched data, was a measly 9.6 kbps. Yes; and that was cutting edge back then. Your Nokia 3310 didn’t have internet at all!
- As a youngster, I never read the Mills and Boon series or any romance novel. Okay, I tried reading one, I think, and got turned off during the experience. I did read the exciting Nick Carter – Killmaster spy series alongside several other titles. As an adult, I still do not read romance. Romance novels bore me.
- Same goes for movies. I would rather see a thriller or science fiction movie than watch romance. If I have to watch a romance-themed movie, it has to be a romantic comedy. Yes; the comedy makes it okay. Romance is boring, even tedious
- I love comic books – all kinds of comic books: football (Hot Shot Hamish and Mighty Mouse in Roy Of The Rovers, anyone?), super heroes, humour, et al. Again, except romance.
There. I wrote all of the above in what – twenty minutes? Now, what to do with the rest of my night. Sigh.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.