The technologist with the broken technology

Jason Shellen
19 years ago · 1 min read

Well, that didn't take long at all. I've managed to break my new Treo 600 in record time. The wonky headphone adapter that is needed to plug-in headphones for mp3 listening was acting up on the drive to Tahoe last Thursday. Sometime Friday morning, I bumped the adapter just right and now my phone thinks the headphone adapter is permanently 'in'. As you can imagine this resulted in some phone calls that went a lot like a pre-recorded message. 'Hi, this is Jason. You can probably hear me right now but I'm a dork and ruined my multi-hundred dollar phone with a $5 headphone adapter so I can't hear you. I'll call you back if you would be so kind as to leave a message.'

If I use the hands-free adapter I'm golden, but it's not really cool to walk around with that thing wadded up in my pocket. I don't know if I'll get it sorted out by the time I'm at Etech next week. I'll make a point to keep Verichat on so I'll be IM-able. See you in San Diego.