A quote, from Alfred Lord Tennyson's Idylls of The King:
Originally Posted by Chizzele
"And slowly answered Arthur from the barge: 'The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfills himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world."
The Droid 1 was revolutionary, but time marches on and new phones come along.
Just happened across this thread and let me tell you I almost got choked up, which to me displayed how truly amazing a device it is. I consider it to be my first smartphone, I had a BB Storm before that but for anyone who had one as well would know it was anything but smart. The D1 got me into hacking and using computers for stuff other then just playing games, still amazes me what I have learned to do.
Picked it up not long after launch and I swore I wouldnt upgrade until it imploded upon itself and then much to my dismay, the darn thing did. Luckily I had a droid x as a back up phone, yeah thats right I kept a newer "better" phone as a back up. Still love it and android, just not quite the same as the freedom I once experienced with the 1. Now I patiently await the Prime/Nexus/Galaxy to reclaim some of that freedom I once had.
I love this thread, some of my all time favorites are posting on here! I feel like I am in an episode of "Danceswithbongs: This is your Droid-Life"
Ultra, fantastic quote, but I am worried for your sake, and not because our states are at war with each other. Michigan and Ohio, for those inquisitive souls.
See, I too was going to post a quote that encapsulated the heart of this thread, at least in my mind. And in this month's issue of JAMA, several doctors have warned that it's dangerous to have thoughts that are remotely similar to those lurking in the cranium of danceswithbongs.
I wasn't able to post though, I had to go deal with several minor catastrophes.
Catastrophes averted, so I would still like to share the quote.
It's from T.S. Eliot's "The Four Quartets", found in the fourth.
I first heard Robert McNamara use it in the Errol Morris documentary on McNamara entitled "The Fog of War"; I highly recommend viewing this incredible film.
Anyhoo, here is the verse:
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Hope you all like it. I also find it is an apt quote when pondering the movie "Inception"
walkin the walk while tappin the talk
The forum isn't dead yet.. but you are correct to say the Motorola Droid, and sub-ROM / Hacking sections are fading as expected.
Also I must disagree with everyone that thinks my phone does not have enough power! Sure there are graphically intense games my Droid will never support that I would love to pay (even a home launcher on found). You know who I blame? Developers of these programs! I bet a lot of average Joe users have so much unnecessary power and RAM, they wouldn't know if they had a memory leak from several programs and those purple will continue to blame hardware. Anyway my point is if it don't work.. We (in general) add more memory and speed... But we need to be thinking about how to optimize these programs as we do with our ROMs (Thanks Chevy, Peter) . DON'T GET ME WRONG, my first computer was 1/10th the power my Droid has, I never expected to see 1GHz processors in phones several years ago, but not one single person honesty needs it. We just want more with each upgrade. It took some mods, but I'm happy with my over clocked (and variable speed) Droid rather than constant 550mhz stock kernel.
I have participated in several forums in the past that I wish did not have to die. Especially the ones I put a lot of work into, such as the ones I volunteered to moderate for so that on could help keep things organized and spam-free. For example I was very interested in putting homebrew applications on my original PSP, but each new firmware update added improvements to the handheld game as well a specially targeting homebrewers. I lost interest after getting tired of Sony breaking my PSP with updates. But technology changes, and with it, the community (forum).
Well I know everyone else is moving on but I have set a personal goal to keep my Droid for the full contract of two years. For some that's no problem but I have never managed to hold onto a cellphone, smartphone, or other PDA without upgrading it. Well on have decided there will never be a phone with as much potential flexibility as the A855. If there is a phone I can keep, it's GOT to be this one or I'll have to seriously no-contract or 1 year contracts in the future. Of course all the good deals on all phones are designed up take the most of your money long term... bleh, I'll have to prepare to pay more upfront must likely. Either way contracts are always a trap!
Well if you're not giving up your Droid just yet, and don't have a free bionic or any other upgrade, raise it proudly with me! I'm holding on as long as I can.
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Yeah I said SwiftKey... temporarily bored of Swype.
Thanks everyone, i'm glad to see i was able to stir some emotions.. i am anxiously waiting for the prime but with all its strengths and weaknesses, one thing that can never be taken away from the OG is the fact that it started it all...
Chizzy Chizzy Bang Bang
Originally Posted by Chizzele
My brother, you've basically just put the poem quote, I posted above, into prose. As only now as we return to the place we started do we truly know it for the first time.
You da man
walkin the walk while tappin the talk
Lol, funny. Btw, I cracked my screen on the D1 and messed it up trying to replace it. If it wasn't for that I would still be rocking the D1. I will say this much, the bionic is fast:)
Originally Posted by danceswithbongs
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I still have/use my OG Droid, though it no longer has cell phone service (as I have a Thunderbolt, too...). It's just about the best MP3 player I've ever owned, and once you run a stripped down Gingerbread ROM with only the couple things on it, it's blazing fast.. Could help that it's OC'd to 1.1 Ghz, too when the screen is on, and UC'd when it's not... But having removeable memory, wifi, camera, good music player, etc., it can't be beat for a smaller (than my TB anyway!!) MP3 player for when I'm on the mountain bike, or whatnot.
Ive had my Droid X for a year now and i still love it and still continue to brag about how good of a phone it is and 3 days ago i got the nerve to root it, it went off with out a hitch, i read every post there was about rooting and now my Droid X is even better then it was. Thank you for all the great posts.
I'm on the hunt right now for a ROM I may not have tried yet! I'm to cheap and financially embarrassed to upgrade :biggrin: