The Null Device
Chicks Don't Dig Losers:
Another study confirms that women prefer risk-prone men
to risk-averse nice-guy shmucks,
much as evolutionary psychology predicted, and that flaunting wealth, strength
and/or bravery increases mens' sexual success. One of the authors of the paper, Robin Dunbar, was involved in the survey which showed that mobile phones were
a lekking device, flaunted by single males in the presence of females and competing
Mind you, mobile phones have lost some of their lekking power, having become
more or less ubiquitous; however, a London jeweler is working around that, by
mobile phones with diamonds
. Each unit (based on an off-the-shelf phone)
sells for US$20,000 to US$50,000, though some are predicting fake gem-studded
mobiles to become popular with teenagers. In decades to come, the Noughties
may be known as the decade of those tacky fake-jewelled mobile phones.
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