I am a college student from a lower middle class family, yet I am very well educated. I love my brain and I truly enjoy developing software for whatever device is around. That includes custom applications and firmwares for android devices and even mp3 players. I believe our companion devices sould not have to be discarded after only a few short years of use. I am always coming up with new software and I even have blueprints for customizable and fully upgradable open source hardware platforms that will last the rest of your life. The human body can live over 75 years with good care and maintenance. Why can't your companion devices, the ones we use on a daily basis last half that long? Being from a poor family and having great aspirations is not easy. College is draining my money and I can't get a job to keep up with the requirements to help the future of humanity because I do not have my colege degree yet. I may not even be able to get one without money. The cost of living by itself is about half of my income. I am a very experienced software developer at only the age of 20 and anyone who I have ever talked to and helped with their electronics were impressed with my skill. The economy is an unforgiving mistress to this little software developer. I believe in open source and release the majority of software as such. All I need is some money for books, college tuition and occasional electronic components to build the prototypes of the devices we will some day use in our every day lives. If you would like to know the person just email me. In short I am a very tolerant person and I am fully dedicated to my goals. I only have one life and I want to leave something good behind so I will not have lived for nothing. On a daily basis I go to my college classes, come home and study, help people with their electronics issues, and develop custom software for general use and entertainment, and go to work where and when I can usually repairing electronics according to the customers' precise specifications and I do manual labor when possible building porches, etc.. It is just me for now. Nobody in my area knows anything about technology and I will not be able to hire developers to speed up the process until I get a great job from my college degree. All help would be greatly appreciated and would be clearly rewarded in the future.