So Steve and I were talking about our phones. And then things got silly, as usual.
It all began innocently, as he brought up the all-too-common phenomenon of the T9 (predictive typing) system’s habit of periodically forgetting all the new words you’ve taught it.
Steve: my phone seems to have forgotten most of the words I've taught it over the last few months, which is pretty irritating Matt: yeah mine lost its list too the other day, before I got the new one Matt: think it did it to spite me Steve: mine just seems to have done it to piss me off Steve: my old one did it sometimes, but it'd only lose one or two at a time. This phone seems to have killed off my most common key combinations in one fell swoop. Steve: perhaps it's a "lets piss off the customers" tactic, so that when they run out of ideas or 3G doesn't take off, they can market phones with new and improved text prediction. Steve: and it'll be called T-X-10000 rather than the inferior "T9" Matt: maybe it'll be called T1000 Matt: and will have the ability to change your phone into solid metal stabbing weapons Matt: man that would be cooool Steve: That might be surprisingly useful. Matt: so they're all like "give us your phone big man" and you're all like "I'll give you my phone alright, you young tearaways" Matt: then you stab them in the eye Steve: No, you stab them between their eyes and right through the back of their heads Matt: with your SWORD-O-PHONE™ Steve: I want one. Matt: dude I know what you mean Matt: damn their marketing. they had us right from the start. Steve: Of course, it might not be as cool as a phone/light saber combo Matt: this is certainly true Steve: voice calls, sms, gprs, video conferencing, and built-in light saber Matt: you're never getting that as a free upgrade from O2 though. You're talking about £150 at least, and that's with the student discount Matt: I'd still totally buy it though
I mean, who wouldn’t buy one?