Name: Stefan Constantinescu
I’ve been writing about the mobile industry since November 2006, been getting paid to do it since June 2007, though I did take a break between March 2008 and May 2009 to be an analyst at Nokia.
What did I do before hitting the keys on my keyboard? The odd job here and there. Cleaning up construction sites, walking dogs, making sandwichs at a deli, selling security systems as a telemarketer, putting together computers, and peddling mobile phones at my local shopping mall. I’m sure there’s something I must’ve left out.
When I’m not working I’m usually roaming the streets of Helsinki, soaking up as much sunlight as I can, and enjoying the crisp sea air. There once was a time when I considered being offline as the equivalent of being disconnected from civilization. Now I regularly turn my phone off when I don’t want to be interrupted, and the same goes for my laptop, which sadly starts collecting dust the second I finish my work day.
My life’s goal is to one day live comfortably in a home just big enough for me and my future wife and children, waking up early every morning to fetch the newspaper, and reading it while I sit down in a rocking chair and sip my coffee. Once the wife gets off my back, and the kids are at school, I want to ride my bike for as long as my legs will let me.
If you want to know more about me and why I started What The Bit, then be sure to check out my article titled “Coming out of the (digital) closet”.