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Friday, July 21, 2006
game, set, and matchstick
I got matchsticked. Err, matchstuck?
So I emailed back and said
We then had a back-and-forth in which I said "can we do the interview over email or instant messaging" to which the answer was: "no".
I also said if the phone had GPS that would be particularly interesting.
So I called. Got voicemail.
Called. Got voicemail.
Called. Got Yvonne.
Q: "How old are you?"
Q: "How much do you spend per month on your phone bill?"
A: I don't, I have pay as you go, I only pay when I call.
Response: "Sorry, this is only for people on a plan, bye."
Err, so when I said I was on pay as you go in my email, err...?
Basied on my research
it is a Nokia 6682 (which doesn't have a GPS), and 44 bloggers will be selected ("I am for you, Nokia 6682 buzz blogger")
If you want to do this again.
1. USE A SUBJECT LINE in your email
2. Filter people by using, you know, email and IM, like all the hep cats do
3. Um, the comma " , " is not the same as the apostrophe " ' "
Richard, the Unselected One
Dear Nokia/Rogers/people who want to give me free stuff:
I want GPS toys. Gimme phone with GPS. I will blog lots about it.
I actually spent hours and hours and hours trying to find out if there was such a thing as a cellphone that exposed its internal GPS over an external Bluetooth interface (answer, as far as I could tell: no).
Nokia does make a snazzy external Bluetooth GPS, the LD-1W. Buzzmarket freebie me one of those.
What do you get out of the deal?
Did I mention I am the top Google.ca hit for geocode photos? That's me baby, #1.
Clicks beat cliques! Ha ha!
You want my answers? How about non-telephonically?
? Hosts a popular blog with 400+ hits a day
A: I have three blogs. Define hits. Web page hits, like in the olden days? RSS feed readers? What. If it's 400+ RSS feed readers over all three blogs, yes.
? A current Rogers cell phone subscriber (phone only supported with
A: Yes indeedy.
? Between the ages of 22-35
A: No I am too old to generate buzz, what with me and my friends only having disposible incomes of tens of thousands of dollars.
? Keeps his/ her blog updated on a regular basis with pictures and
A: Pictures and video in my blog? Err, in Flickr and other photo sites, sure. My digital video (DV) camera was made in 1997, does that make me leading edge or out-of-date?
? Very socially active
A: Define "very", "socially", and "active".
(Unasked question: Are you like, a totally hot cliqueleader settin' the trends?)
A: If it requires me to dress like this, then, no.
I do feel a bit sorry for Matchstick tho.
They're trying to make it in the buzzleagues and they're offering a salary of $33,000 for their Media Sales Coordinator?
Wow, the Stickers really are targetting the "guy living in parental basement" market.
Oh wait, I forgot, this is our exciting modern age, where "media sales coordinator" means "guy who tries to sell you stuff over the phone". What did we used to call those people, in the before time? Oh yeah. Salespeople.
That must be a fun job.
"Hi, are you cooler than me? Want a cool free phone so you can show it off to all your cool friends at your cool parties while I sit at home on my couch in my underpants watching reality TV, hoping desperately someone will call me on my clunky ancient used cameraless cellphone?"