When you said Cul-de-sac, it made me think of...
Originally Posted by daglesj
"Oh, we used to dream of living in a corridor!...There were 150 of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road..." --Monty Python
OK, back to the cul-de-sac. I live on a cul-de-sac...I like living on a cul-de-sac. It's a little safer for the kiddies (hard to get up to deadly speeds in a circle...although mine is more of an elongated egg...reptilian you might say), it's calmer (not just the traffic), folks come out and congregate in the median (we even have a fire pit, and cookouts...come by on Halloween for my Cincinnati Chili!). A cul-de-sac can be a good place to exist, at least for a while. The ice cream truck doesn't come down our street, we hear it going down the main road and that does make me a little sad. So we go out to Bruster's Ice Creamery, hoping they made a batch of Smore's flavor!
We enjoy the setting, the set up. We make some adjustments for the things living in a cul-de-sac deprives us of, but life is pretty good.
I was needing to get another phone...the Pre+ was getting to be in poor condition. I want to have something more rugged, and I want at least Ice Cream Sandwich Android (4.x). I couldn't find a device that filled both those conditions. The Casio Commando was interesting, but limited (800MHz so unlikely to get ICS or function well with it). Maybe something new will come out over the next few months.
The beauty of getting this Pre2 phone for $75 shipped is that I can continue to use the OS of choice, with the charging touchstones I have, and the apps I am used to, with the data transferred over (easier to transfer from Pre+ to Pre2 than from Pre+ to a different platform I believe)...and I still keep my 'new in 2' upgrade. If something exciting happens with open webOS, I can still be 'in the game' so to speak.
I'm still having fun...it's still lasting.
Nothing lasts forever...my Pre2 and my webOS experience won't last forever...it is lasting today...I'm very sure it will be lasting tomorrow. As the days go by, my assurance does begin to drop. When will that day come when I think the lasting has come to an end at last? Don't know yet. I suppose my threshold of 'lasting' is different than yours. As I indicated earlier, that's ok. You can post here of course (I hope nothing in my postings said you shouldn't post), it's just that there are other opinions than yours, and some of them might be something you haven't thought of and might be of interest. I don't think we are disagreeing on that.
By the way, you said some nice things about webOS that I appreciate. Thank you for that. You are interested in being a bit more ahead of the webOS enthusiasts here in seeing the 'effective end' of webOS and in particular, the current devices available that run webOS, thinking about what you might do going forward. I probably won't be too interested in 'seeing the end' for a bit longer...the Pre2 is a big upgrade for my Pre+ experience. Although I do miss that free music ringtones app...seems to not be available for webOS 2.x.