Own a mobile phone?

Own a mobile phone?

19th Jun 2008

Matthew Baldwin has a cool list of responses from people over the years when he's told them he doesn't own a mobile:

  • 1998: Solidarity ("Yeah, me neither - I hate those things!")
  • 1999: Envy ("Lucky you; I had to get one for work.")
  • 2000: Indifference ("Okay, what's your home phone number then?")
  • 2001: Encouragement ("You should get one - you can play Tetris on them now!")
  • 2002: Confusion ("I thought you were, like, a tech guy.")
  • 2003: Sympathy ("They're getting pretty cheap. You'll be able to afford one soon.")
  • 2004: Irritation ("So how am I supposed to get a hold of you?")
  • 2005: Derision ("If we go out tonight I'll send you a fax.")
  • 2006: Skepticism ("Are you serious?")
  • 2007: Awe ("Wow, you're like the last one.")
  • 2008: Incomprehension ("You don't ... how ...?")

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