I am one lazy bastard.
I like to achieve the most, with the least amount of effort. Maybe that’s why, professionally, I gravitated so easily to the internet, because it goes a great way towards making that possible.
You can do almost anything online. Get a fake degree! Have an affair! Start a business! Build a fake character and troll The Herald! Steal hearts! Steal money!
Whatever you want to achieve online, there is a fair possibility that the tools and expertise are available.
For me, the internet has always given me not just a living, but a voice, without having to register with Badluck Jonathan Moyo’s repressive and exclusionary machinery of state.
And now, Zimbabwe’s internet has started to FEED me, too!
My travails using Dial-a-Delivery to order food in Helsinki are well-documented (change, tips), and I have vowed never to use their service again. That’s why I was chuffed to discover Restaurant Runners late last year.
Now they’ve gone even further, with an iPhone App called Why Q that lets you pick a restaurant, pick menu items, calculate delivery distance and charge (based on phone’s location) and order. All through the App.
As a test, I used it yesterday to order lunch from Gava’s Restaurant. I did it all in the app, and got a confirmation message both in-app and via WhatsApp. Bloody perfect.
Of course there’s a slight uptick in the menu prices used in the app, but with a delivery charge of just $5, it’s worth paying an extra dollar for my sadza and poke borns, and have it delivered to my door.
Now that’s technology I can definitely sink my teeth into.