It seems cellular death is in the air these days as another friends mobile has found a place in data heaven. I would have offered to hold a funeral for this one as I did for Emily’s, but this one didn’t so much break as it was a casualty of concert and excessive dancing (which is really the way to go, I think) and a memorial service for a phone (since there is no body to constitute a funeral) just seems silly. So instead, as he is prehistorically living a life without an iPhone, I thought I would offer up some communication alternatives until he finds a replacement.
There are all kinds of benefits to the old school morse code delivery of short little messages. Hipster texting, if you will. Every one loves getting a physical message delivered, though beware because these can be as deceiving and as difficult to translate as a modern day text. It could also make for some super awkward telegraph sex messages (I mean, if that’s your thing).
Of course, since no one is as fluent in morse code these days (was anyone ever really), this would create all kinds of morse code reading jobs. You’re welcome, Obama.
These original tweeters (think about it) are a very underrated communication device and serve to give a purpose to otherwise purposeless birds. Of course distance could be a factor. Also training. Maybe also bird flu if that’s still a thing.
Ham Radio/CB Radio
For all the high tech and convenience of an iPhone, it gives few reasons to use awesome phrases like “breaker breaker 1-niner” (even if I have no idea what that means). It also offers context and vocal cues but without actually committing to a full on phone conversation. All kinds of win!
This is probably the greatest form of communication. I mean, who doesn’t love getting a hand written letter in the mail? This isn’t even sarcastic. Letter writing is awesome. Everyone should do it.