I Am Officially An Old Fart

Reading the breathless puff piece on Microsoft’s new KIN phones, I realise that I am definitely old fashioned. I am happy to have a mobile that is just a phone. Of course, as the piece says, the KIN is built for the youthful audience, who apparently “live around music and photos”:

KIN’s look, feel and functionality are designed around this notion — You are your own publisher, and KIN is a magazine of your life. What you share, and with whom, are the heroes of the experience, rather than icons and menus. KIN completely changes the way people think about sharing and networking on a mobile phone.

Oh well, I’ll be getting off the world soon enough.

Update: Hah – I see that Microsoft scrapped the KIN phones after less than a year, and after spending $1 billion on the fiasco.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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