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Finally, a use for my phone

I bought a smart [sic] phone a couple of months ago, a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro. Complete with QWERTY keyboard which works fine if you the hands of a smurf.

I bought a smart [sic] phone a couple of months ago, a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro. Complete with QWERTY keyboard which works fine if you the hands of a smurf.

Apart from the keyboard, and the fact that you have to concentrate really hard to hit the right button to finish a phone call, and that keying in options for automated telephone systems is a nightmare, and that the camera takes about 5 seconds to load, and that the phone crashes occasionally, apart from that, I'm getting on well with the phone.

But I've yet to really appreciate the smartness of the phone. It runs Android, which suits my Free Software roots and my real-world capitalistic cravings, yet I don't see the point of much of it.

Until now. I have finally found a use for my phone:

Cooking.

Yep, cooking. The laptop is too large to perch on the toaster in our bijou galley kitchen, so I call up my favourite recipes which I have stashed on Forkd, and start culinary proceedings with a flourish.

Admittedly, there are now curry stains on the touch screen and powersaving kicks in after 30 seconds. But it's an improvement.