Aren’t these expensive!

Posted by on June 29, 2010

I was looking for a couple tools to install in my cellphone, specifically EE related tools (calculators for wire, capacitance, etc) and they aren’t cheap at all — I wonder why!

In fact I don’t think J2ME is mainstream anymore, or is it?. Seeing as how most iPhone apps go for a few bucks (which I find rather interesting) I can’t believe whoever wrote these tools actually pretends people to buy them just like that!

Theres a common misconception that certain professionals ought to be able to afford certain overpriced tools / services just because they’re, well, professionals. But the truth of the matter is, most EEs here in Argentina end up fixing TVs in a shithole rather than designing your next cellphone at Apple.

Anyway, maybe it’s about time I moved away from Java. Anyone willing to send me an Android based phone? 😀 — Ok, then… maybe just the box so I can pretend to own one?

Don’t make me install a Java development environment and let myself go to Motorola’s ugly API!

Alright, I guess I don’t actually need these tools, but they would be pretty handy.

Maybe I should develop a web-based service and run it in the actual cellphone for now… Or maybe I should just keep on using a calculator, old school baby!