First things first – why the name travelling gnome? When I was younger my nickname was the “travelling gnome”. Partly because I liked to travel and partly because of my slightly “gnome-ish” looks. The names sort of stuck.
Secondly, why about mobile phones? I regularly buy new mobile phones and I need a place to vent my anger, joy and frustration (not necessarily in equal amounts). If there’s too much of any one of those particular things then please let me know!