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My name is Rich Brome. I spent the first 18 years of my life in scenic rural Virginia. College took me to wonderful Philadelphia, where I spent the next 18 years of my life. I attended Drexel University, worked at a few great startups, then started my own company: Phone Scoop.

Phone Scoop is my current project and full-time job. It's a web site about mobile phones for the U.S. It includes news, hands-on reports, a searchable database of specs & features, and a comprehensive glossary.

In 2020, I focused on helping with the COVID-19 pandemic in any way I could. That included creating COVID Help Map.

After a decade-long stint in NYC, I'm back in Philly.

I also dabble in inventing with 3D printing and Arduino. I'm passionate about the web, politics, the environment, space, architecture, design, and urbanist issues like mass transit, bike lanes, and zoning.

You can follow me on Threads, Mastodon, and Instagram.