Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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Thoughts on Syria and Mobile Phones

I feel entirely unsure about Syria. Which probably puts me in the right situation. On the one hand, leaving people to be gassed feels awful. On the other hand, I'm not sure that intervention is going to make their lives any better. All answers seem bad, and I'm loath to get into the middle of a situation without a clear plan as to what we could do that would make improvements. I'm not alone in this. I think my general approach is going to be to try not to judge the people that _do_ have to make a decision about this, because right now I can see all sides of the argument and I'm very glad I don't have to make an actual decision.

The other place I'm working on not making a decision is mobile phones (which is less important in the grand scheme of things, but something I at least have some control over). The price of the Nexus 4 just dropped by $100 to $199/£159. And it's the phone I've wanted since it came out. But there's bound to be an announcement in October, so it would be foolish to buy a new phone now when it would make much more sense to wait 6 weeks and then buy that one. Of course, what they announce may well be far more than the current one for not enough difference - but in that case I can buy a Nexus 4 _then_, and not have lost much... In any case, £159 for an awesome phone with no contract is an amazing price, and I am drooling - if you're in the market for a phone and don't need a top-end one then I highly recommend it.



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