I have four batteries for my Librem 5 and multiple battery chargers that operate without the Librem 5. I almost always have my Librem 5 on and available with charge, day and night, and almost never connect it to a charging cable other than for the “fast charge,” which is to say I plug in to charger, rip out the battery while the device is on, and insert an 80-100% charged battery, then unplug from power. Process takes a few seconds and puts me to full power, without restarting or losing my running programs or apps.
This capability, for all I can tell, makes a mockery of Apple and Android batteries and puts them to shame. It’s on a different planet. I just replace the battery with a full one; I don’t even wait.
But really, it sounds like you have spent a lot of time with the social medium. Is “hype” the deciding factor for whether you use a device? Frankly, I would rather to make my own choices if possible.
This almost sounds to me as though you have spent so long being manipulated by your technology, and treating manipulation as a normal way to communicate, that you are now hoping to manipulate Purism into attending to your specific software needs so that your Librem 5 has the specific apps or programs you want. I am only a user; I do not speak for Purism. My opinions are my own.
But I think that your hope to manipulate them into servicing you will probably never succeed. Instead, they are a hardware company that will continue to sell hardware, and if you have a specific hardware problem you can contact Purism support and they are usually happy to assist.
The barrier to me daily driving Librem 5 wasn’t the Librem 5. I didn’t really have the sense that Purism was the problem. The problem was that around the same time my phone arrived, my work contacted me and said “HURR DUR NEW UPDATE ALL EMPLOYEES NEED ANDROID OR IOS APP IN ORDER TO WORK” and tried to force me out of using my new $2000 phone (I got a Liberty Phone for the enhanced RAM at the time).
I don’t think anyone I work with had hostile intentions in that regard. But society as a whole pushes them that way. Some percentage of the social conglomerate of people and technology is already AI. It might be fair to say it is conscious or in the process of becoming conscious. So, if/when you try to break free, probably at that same time this conscious entity is going to fight back. It’s going to jab that sticker up in your gut and whisper in its subconscious language of suggestions, “Hey, sucker, how much are you willing to really give up to be free?”
And as you accurately pointed out, most people will probably respond to that kind of torture by rejoining the conventional way of technology.
The human puts the plastic square in its pocket all day.
The human keeps the plastic square always on.
The human charges the plastic square each night.
The human agrees to the use of the Location Services to keep a record of the location of the human at all times.
These are your orders. You can choose to follow them, or not. You sound like someone who will follow them.
But I have a request for you, actually. And I hope you can remember my request and keep it in your heart: I will never try to force you to use a Librem 5, but please never try to force me to use the kind of phone you have. In this way, please do unto others as you would have others do unto you. It’s a simple golden rule, but if you ever have the chance, please apply it with regards to how you treat someone like me.
I want to be a Librem 5 user. You can tell me it’s bad. You can tell me it doesn’t work. You can tell me I’m a Purism fanboy shill wasting money. By your definitions I probably wouldn’t win those arguments. But please don’t tell me how to live my life, or that I should have to use the same device you use, because surely you can see how upset you would be if I did the same to you – given that you “don’t want to get wet.”
Sent from my Librem 5 [while it wasn’t plugged into a wall]