If it weren’t for ancient Mesopotamia you wouldn’t be reading this blog. Why? Because it was the people in this part of the world, an area corresponding to modern day Iraq, and parts of Syria, Turkey and Iran, who first created written script. In the 5000 years since, we’ve had plenty of time to perfect the art. To see for yourself check out this week’s top comments.
The Big Debate: Which pocket?
As you’d expect our big debate sparked off a big debate about this week’s crucial question, which pocket do you keep your phone in? From the dozens of answers the one that gave us the biggest laugh came from Nokia N9 lover, Andy Hagon. We like your style, Mr Hagon!
“My Nokia N9 gets carried around by 4 burly security guards, inside a bullet-proof case. Yes, it’s THAT precious to me!!”
Make Me Smile Monday 16
Make me smile Monday is another firm favourite with Nokia Connects guys and girls. This week the irrepressible Tom Hall shared some real internet gems to get your week off to a rip roaring start. Barry made us smile with his thoughts on the teeny tiny food.
“That Salad is about the size of the meals I should be eating!”
Mad for it! How digital tunes have made us music addicts
Another post that provoked a wealth of commentary was, “Mad for it! How digital tunes have made us music addicts” Smartphone users are some of the biggest consumers of music, so hardly surprising people had a lot to say about how their music habits had changed over the years. Eduardo Trevisan shared a really interesting insight with us about how digital music has brought the world closer.
“The Digital Music included many people from different parts of the world, from different social classes, different cultures in a single universe, where a teenager from a small town south-east Asian can have access to the latest release of pop singer from New York and, on the other hand, a lady of that city asiatica, even living in Manhattan, she can keep up with the songs of his childhood there in asia. Thanks for this Nokia!”
Brendan Tripp on the other hand, showed that not everyone has been wooed by the digital revolution. There are still people with huge record collections and Brendan highlighted why that would never change for him.
“I must be a total dinosaur … as I have ZERO music stored digitally! I have thousands of CDs (and about 1,200 vinyl albums), and have never had the TIME to be able to transfer these into digital formats, and certainly no inclination to buy new versions.”
Photo perfect: The weird and wonderful world of photoshopping
Finally, one of our most popular blog posts of the week, “Picture perfect: The weird and wonderful history of photoshopping” got a ton of comments. This fascinating insight into the world of image manipulation had you wondering whether photoshopping was a technology to be celebrated or loathed. One of the many comments that got us thinking came from photoshopper, Alamantra.
“Loved reading the article. It is a reminder of how much photoshoppers like me can take for granted these days …things that used to painstaking. The quote: “Some people consider manipulation an absolute art form in its own right; others see it as nothing but fakery” ,makes me recall the great art forger Elmyr de Hory, documented by Orson Welles in “F for Fake.” The man was said to have been able to forge all of the great artists and fool even the most notable critics …He demonstrated that the difference between art and fakery is negligible …as did Orson Welles. Thanks for a great read!”
Massive congrats to all our top commentators. If you’d like to join this exclusive club, why not start right now and tell us which blog post or comment you enjoyed the most.