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  • Dean Waye 12:01 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Canada, Health, , , Montreal, Paris Hilton, Reproduction and Sexuality,   

    Dear Hilton Hotels, Thanks for the Condoms (?) 

    Hilton Place Bonaventure

    Dear Hilton,

    Sometimes, you crack me up 🙂

    I DO appreciate the option, at the Montreal Hilton downtown, to buy different internet speeds (are you reading my blog?). Although, having wi-fi only in the lobby is not useful.

    On the other hand, I have to give you points for creativity, or understanding (some of, but not me) your customers… this is the first hotel in my experience where next to the snacks and a mini-bar, you also sell ‘Intimacy Kits’, with condoms, lube, and ‘obstetrical towelettes’. (I confess, I have no idea what those are, but I am not willing to pay $12 to find out).

    Still, someone must buy them, or you wouldn’t sell them. Go Montreal!

    Canada…. it’s like a whole other country.

  • Dean Waye 8:06 pm on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Canada, , , Motorola, Verizon, Windows Mobile   

    Thanks, Google. Android is Awesome. 

    Image representing Android as depicted in Crun...

    Image via CrunchBase

    An early job during college was sales for Rogers Cellular (back then I lived in Canada). They issued me my first ever cell phone. It wasn’t even as pretty as this one. Mine was a dull/shiny battleship grey.

    Here’s what I learned from that job:

    1. Cold calling sucks.

    2. Some of the best fun I ever had was applying hard thinking to sales/marketing.

    3. Having a cutting edge cell phone is awesome.

    Fast forward to today, and after years (and years) of some of the best phones around (Windows Mobile, even), I now have my first Android phone, the Sprint Evo 4G.

    I love this phone.

    And I just wanted to say thanks to Google for the Android OS. Thanks for making it free, thanks for letting it be promiscuous across handset manufacturers, and thanks for continuing to make it better. It makes my Apple iOS 4 device seem clunky. It makes my Blackberry (sorry, Canada!) laughable. It makes me seem cooler. People even stop me and ask about it now. That hasn’t happened since I owned the one in the picture above. And I hear the new Droids, including the upcoming one from Motorola, will be even cooler.

    Maybe I’ll even switch to Verizon to get it. Someday.

    After I am finished with my Evo.

    Cheers, Dean

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