Every smart phone on the market sucks. Yes, every single one of them; even the one in your pocket!
The Ubuntu Edge campaign is now offering fantabulous t-shirts as a perk for supporting the project. I know what you're thinking: "So what Randall?"
Well, here's the deal: This presents an opportunity for almost everyone reading this post to show their support for the project, the goal, and the dream of a future where we control our phones and not vice-versa. This is like voting for a future we want to see.
"But wait, Randall, I like the present. I got the apps. I like the fruit. All my friends think I'm cool. My robot that pretends to be free is all I need. Why do you insist on forcing this future thing on me?"
Really? Do you have a "smart" phone? When was the last time you talked to a developer about its features? Do you have any say whatsoever in it's design and functionality? Do you enjoy all the "carrier-ware" that your favourite phone company glues onto your phone OS? Do you like lock-in? DRM? Mansions in Los Altos Hills? Do you admire those who withhold the best technology from you? Do you like record profits? Do you like companies that hoard more cash than the entire purses of some nations? Do you own a yacht? Do you think you are free? I don't.
It's time to shake things up a bit.
Let's change the current sad state of affairs in the mobile phone industry, and by extension the tech industry. Let's get a nifty t-shirt (or even a phone) in the process.
I hope you will join me in supporting Ubuntu Edge. "Be the change you want to see in the world."