Saturday, August 3, 2013

The picture of Dorian Palm

Today I have received by mail another Palm Treo 650, to be ready to replace my current Treo which is falling apart.... the only "smart" phone I like. I hate Iphones and the likes. I like a cartesian interface, bare bone features and, most of all, a mechanical keyboard.
I bought the first (a Treo 600) some 10 years ago, when I was a wealthy, healthy man with a lot of dreams for the future.
Ever since I have suffered several MAJOR blows: I have been betrayed by the woman I loved and whose child I had supported through a costly education... I have almost lost the use of my legs for orthopedic problems, and gained permanent arthritis... herniated disk is torturing me... I have been robbed by a guy who took my confidence and then fled to Peru with my money (he was later sentenced to 6 months in jail, but he will never have to pay)... most of all, I have totally lost confidence in humanity, and I am deeply disillusioned about humans, and willing to never have confidence in one of them again.

So, comparing the 2 phones, it's like I was seeing myself in a mirror, on the left the man I used to be, on the right the one full of scars and missing pieces, still miraculously working .... I will never throw it away, even if it should fail altogether.

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