August 3rd, 2009

Type, Computer

iPhone 3GS sold out in Norway

Hours after launch. (Source: Dinside.no, in Norwegian)

We've seen suspiciously similar events before, although usually with Japanese products. It may well be an intentional marketing ploy: By only supplying small quantities at first, they can get headlines that make it look like the product is enormously popular. (Although in this case, it probably would be enormously popular anyway.) Free marketing, and it even looks like it is not coming from them!

I bought a HTC Hero. (Although I still think of it as [TLA] Hero. What's with the fetish for unprounonceability in this market?) TO THE GOOGLEPHONE!!!11

I think I need a mobile phone icon. Perhaps I can make one from Tokyo Mag 8, where the girl types "The world should just break" on her phone right before the quake hits.
  • Current Mood
    Lunch
Shocked, Scared

Misplaced pain?

Do hemorrhoids sometimes cause sudden pain in the FRONT of the belly? It is sharp, brief and as intense as anything I can think of, and has happened several times today. I have seen no mention of it when reading about hemorrhoids, so I wonder if there is something else wrong or if the pain just goes the wrong way somehow.