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Friday, November 15, 2002

Meet My New Friend
I never thought I'd get a cellphone, but I'm a sucker for a gadget, and when I read Walt Mossberg's review of the Danger Sidekick a couple of months ago, I knew I'd probably end up getting one. Then when Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow said, "Jesus Christ, this is the coolest goddamned phone/PDA/cam/email/SMS/thing in the entire universe. I have a technology boner that could cut glass," it was a for-sure situation.

Unfortunately, the Sidekick's Web browser isn't Blogger-compatible—yet—but the e-mail system works astonishingly well (feel free to drop me a note at junio[AT] It does a whole bunch of things adequately rather than one or two things outstandingly. Just like me!

The camera's the weakest of all the device's elements, but since it was free, it was definitely worth what I paid for it. The problem is that with the black-and-white, well, green-and-white, screen, it's really hard to see whatcha got. However, here's a cute snap of me and my cat taken with the Sidekick's camera: