Meet the Mipps: Part 4
Name: David Mannl AKA Flashy
Official Title: Head of Creative
Phone of choice: Nokia N95 8GB (...and he doesn't like to admit it, but he also fancies the office iPhone quite a bit...)
Non-geek interests: lederhosen, schnitzel, and basketball
Known around the office for: being German (if the image of him wearing lederhosen while devouring schnitzel didn't already give it away), mocking the iPhone while simultaneously never letting it leave his side, saying things are "pants man", obsessing over The Sound of Music and making the office suffer because of it, thinking Leonard Cohen is ten out of ten, etc.
Favourite Fulham lunch spot: all-you-can-eat curry at Kishmish
How many twitter followers @Flashy1980 has at this very second? "421...not that I know" (He did know.)
Three blogs he can’t go a day (err, hour?) without checking? mocoNews, IntoMobile, and mobile zeitgeist (it's all about diversity!)
When did he cross over from average citizen to geek extraordinaire and what cinched it for him? Flashy converted to the dark side during his second year at Uni, while working on mobile handset design concepts at Siemens. He never even saw it coming...
What sort of advancements he expects in mobile tech in the next few years? He notices a huge trend of people using their mobiles not just while on the go, but also while at home on the couch (in lieue of a computer), so he expects more progress in designing services that not only deliver content quickly but also have enough depth to provide entertainment for hours.
Why he thinks Mippin is absolutely AWESOME? "I can use it as a tool to keep up-to-date, which is important in the mobile industry. And if I'm bored, it keeps me entertained." Sounds great to us!