Today my great love Jen (named after Jen Barber
in The IT Crowd), my Nokia N900
phone informed me
she wants to retire. As a typical female she gave me no options, nothing to negotiate. She simply gave me a series of beeps, then disconnected herself from all networks, mobile and WiFi alike.
My wife, family, friends and co-workers have never understood why I have been so attached to my Jen. She runs Maemo 5 OS, a modified mobile version of Debian Linux. Not manufactured and supported anymore, all apps and extras come from a small group of enthusiasts at the maemo.org
For me Jen has been the best phone ever. I like the keyboard, never been a friend of touchscreen typing. I like her versatility and flexibility, I like her features. And, of course, her curves
The last screenshot of her. No signal:
Now to garage to find her original box, I will bury her on same clothes she had on her when she came to us back in 2009.
Angie just noticed I am browsing Amazon and eBay, searching an N900 in good condition. Her comment: "Du bist ein Idiot!". In her opinion I should get a modern phone, not a historic relic. But, what do the women know about man's love for his gadgets?
An angry and sad Kari