Formerly 'Rambling with a cantankerous old mule"
I never thought I’d see the day I ‘d use any cellphone other than a Nokia. I’ve had a Nokia since cellphones first arrived in South Africa in all their clunkiness – with their tiny, mono-colour screens. They had no games, no sms functionality and were as heavy as lead.
I did briefly use an Ericsson while working in the outdoors with Outward Bound. It was basically a brick with a flip-up antenna, although I can’t find any photos of it on the Internet, so it may actually be a figment of my imagination. One day we were setting up a new climbing route down at Monteseel in Kwa-Zulu Natal when it dropped out of my pocket. I wasn’t high off the ground, but I watched the phone twirl down and shatter into several pieces. I abseiled down and, hope against hope, pieced it back together … and it worked! Try that with a modern phone!
But now, at the age of 41, I’ve ventured into the realm of smartphones, courtesy of my new employers. I look forward to seeing what all the fuss about the iPhone has been about… Despite being a Nikon man, I AM impressed with the phone’s camera so far.
(Thanks Dawn, I hope you don’t mind me stealing your title for my post).