by Malcolm Rowe

But still no flying cars…

I use my phone as an alarm clock (you can set multiple alarms; quite useful when you need to get up in the middle of the night to feed the kids). I also use it as an IMAP client for my home email.

So when the alarm went off this morning, I mashed the keypad randomly as usual (because one of those keys must turn the alarm off, right?)… and the phone started talking to me instead, reading out the contents of my new emails.

It did do quite a good job, though I noticed that Bugzilla notifications don’t make for the most readable text (bug two eight five eight six meta bug show error pages instead of...).

The only problem with this new-found technogeekery is that I couldn’t work out how to stop it — I eventually had to switch off the phone. So: talking personal communication devices, check; ability to operate said device, FAIL.

It’s like I’m living in the future, and it’s full of VCRs flashing 12:00 :-(.