Simon Rockman

Fuss Free Phones: Simon Rockman: Simon has been in the mobile phone industry since Motorola was the top dog closely followed by NEC. He's been the owner and editor of What Mobile Magazine, the editor of PCW and a senior director at Motorola and Sony Ericsson. Today he focuses on Mobile Money and his passion of mobile phones for older people. he runs

Latest Posts

The NFC Experiment

Why do you run experiments? Is it right for someone who has had an experiment fail to act as though it’s succeeded and plan to commercialise the process?

March 18, 2012 by Simon Rockman


Justice for Facebook

I’ve just spent some time on Jury Service. Two days in court makes me an expert on the legal system so now I can have a view.

February 25, 2012 by Simon Rockman


Is raspberry pi a mid-life crisis?

When my 14 year old son couldn’t get his iPod touch to work with the wifi he didn’t try very hard, he just threw it at me and said “dad fix it”. My kids and their peers have no interest in how a computer works.

February 21, 2012 by Simon Rockman


Something old, something new

There is a thread buzzing around the ZD site on innovation, look at what’s being said on Raspberry PiAnd celebrating the anniversary of the Sinclair QL And then read Mary Branscombe’s post on CES.  where she says that the HP Envy is innovative because it has a glass lid.

January 15, 2012 by Simon Rockman


Listen to the shape of that

A whole bunch of people recommended that I listen to the BBC radio serialisation of Just My Type" - a book about fonts by Simon Garfield. which was broadcast a couple of weeks ago.

December 20, 2011 by Simon Rockman


Game over? Insert extra credit to continue

When two incredible things have happened in the mobile phone industry it has given rise to a third. Can the mobile phone operators rise to the challenge or will they let their last chance to make money from apps disappear?

December 16, 2011 by Simon Rockman

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Thank God It’s Fry Day

The graph above shows the number of daily accesses to my website for the past couple of months.You’ll want to know why I saw more visitors in one hour than in the rest of the time put together.

December 14, 2011 by Simon Rockman