Shameless consumerism

Never let it be said that I’m not doing my bit to try and prevent a recession. This weekend it was time for a new mobile phone. My old phone is a Bosch World 718. It’s a lovely phone; reliable, good sound, excellent build quality, adequate battery life, and works pretty much anywhere in Europe or the USA because it’s dual-band GSM. The only problem is, it’s 1996 technology, which means it’s the size and weight of a brick compared to today’s phones.