"On this day in 2002, Kelly Rowland texted Nelly via Microsoft Excel and got mad bc he didn't text her back."
GOD DAMMIT SO THAT'S WHY NONE OF MY TEXTS HAVE GONE THROUGH FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS
@franciecashman I'll be honest if I was trying to text someone and Excel kept opening up and I was too tired to realise until I tried to hit send I'd be pissed off at and throwing my phone too
@Nine LOL! Right???
I'm pissed too when ppl don't respond in my spreadsheets
@franciecashman Nelly's all in 2002 while Kelly's living in 2019 smdh
@erinbee I should have never doubted Kelly! The kids are alright.
@franciecashman that weird phone is a Nokia Communicator 9300i and it was my best smartphone ever and she used the wrong app.
@polychrome I never came across that phone. It looks similar to a Switch, I had one of those. I'm into this flip open full keyboard!!
@polychrome That's amazing!
Sadly it's not really the same in that it's more of a phone that can turn into a palmtop that needs to be placed on a surface to use right - it's too bulky to be fully handheld like the original Communicators.
@polychrome @franciecashman Kinda sad that every spreadsheet application is now "Microsoft Excel" too (ok, maybe in a couple of years it's going to be "Google something")...
I wasn't actively aware that the early Communicators ran on a GEOS variant, but then I guess Nokia switched to Symbian much later.
@galaxis @polychrome @franciecashman Also, to make everything confusing, when they switched to Symbian, they made a new UI (Series 80) that looked almost exactly like the GEOS-based Communicator UI, rather than using Series 60.
IIRC this meant that there were application compatibility issues. (Until the last Communicator, which ran S60, anyway.)
Also fun: GEOS had a bug that could be exploited to crash into DOS prompt. Mostly useless since you couldn't run non-textual DOS programs but it was fun to play with.
You had to reboot the phone to go back into GEOS.
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