Re: [dev] Suckless Smartphone?

From: Guilherme Lino <>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 12:45:24 +0100

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 7:25 PM, David Tweed <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Guilherme Lino <>
> wrote:
> > i would recomend a cheap phone, that make calls and sends smSs..
> >
> > whene you dont have your pc, read a book.. i think thats the most
> suckless
> > way
> A "smart phone" makes sense in certain circumstances. I have an old
> mobile phone which just does voice/SMS, and normally the things I do
> in my life fit with this, However, I'm currently looking to move to a
> new area, which means I'm stuck with informal rentals websites that
> insist on hiding people's details behind their web-based message
> interfaces, wanting to look up an awful lot of stuff (maps, bus
> routes, local taxis, train times, etc). It would make my life a lot
> easier if I could rent a smartphone for just the one month I need it,
> transferring my existing number temporarily. Unfortunately that's not
> a supported business model in mobile phones.
> I can imagine there are other people with lifestyles where a
> smartphone makes sense constantly, eg, those people who genuinely
> enjoy facebook and doing all that networking stuff while on the move.
> (In general, I'm always a bit surprised how it seems to be perceived
> to be suckless to proscribe the user-level tasks that are allowed. How
> those are implemented yes, but saying that classes of activity are not
> acceptable?) On the other hand, I'd certainly agree that many people
> seem to have gone for smartphones because it's the cool new thing
> rather than because their usage is best fitted by a smartphone.
> --
> cheers, dave tweed__________________________
> computer vision reasearcher:
> "while having code so boring anyone can maintain it, use Python." --
> attempted insult seen on slashdot
you could try a cheap phone and a cheap tablet
and personally a person that spends more than a hour a on facebook doing
"stuff"(talk to friends doesn't count) must have some kind of problem

Guilherme Lino
Received on Tue Jun 07 2011 - 13:45:24 CEST

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