…not the slithering snake and not the trousersnake either(for those of you with dirty minds).
No, this is tribute to the snake we found on our Nokias:
Ring any bells?
For me the snake represents an era gone by, back in the day when cellphones were black and white and we had only just heard of polyphonic ringtones – Yes Schalk, I am repeating our conversaion via Blackberry Messenger verbatim, what you going to do about it?
All of this nostalgia has obviously been brought in by the “Three Day Dark Age” we BB users had to endure and on that note:
Most of us profess to say that the peace and quiet did us good. I only have one thing to say:
If you wanted to enjoy the peace and quiet you would have gone on a trip to a remote desert island where no technology existed and if you wantedpeace and quiet to the extreme, you would have bought an iPhone.
I did not enjoy the peace and quiet. I had to use airtime(remember that anyone?) to sms(God forbid) a friend! When last did you have to use the “short message service”? Even my mother as a BB.
Back to it.
Remember when e had to load airtime onto our phones the sms friends/boyfriends/family/etc to alk and make plans? If you really treth your mind a little further there was a time when you had to CALL PEOPLE FROM A LANDLINE!
Seriously, now I know what our parents felt like when colour television was introduced, hell, even when computers were brought onto the market(anyone remember tetris?)
So I have succeeded in making myself feel very old and probably you too.
Point being we wouldnt be where we are now if it werent for snake and all the other now obselete quirks of technology.