2 Nov 2011 yosch   » (Master)

Sent from my $DEVICE

Certain mobile devices add their marketing signature by default to outgoing emails. I find this virtual positional goods statement rather annoying, even if unintentionally left as the default configuration. It feels like posturing as well as showing you're unable to configure your device to personalize your own signature and remove corporate ads.

Is the content of your email not discredited by affirming that a $DEVICE is yours, all yours? Does this trigger to compare $DEVICE against $DEVICE bring anything at all? Are you a peon in the platform wars? Especially since I already know what platform and email system you use and can react accordingly?

The best potential comebacks range from sarcastic to constructive:
  • “Sent from my subterranean luxury bunker.”
  • “Sent from my $DEVICE… while eating caviar… on a yacht.”
  • “Sent from my re-flashed toaster.”
  • “Sent from my microwave oven.”
  • “Sent from YOUR $DEVICE.”
  • “Sent through OUR shared interwebs.”

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