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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

iPhone

Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone a few hours ago. I'm tempted! It's starting to look like the technological convergence we've all been waiting for. Interesting New Yorker article by David Denby this week on what's changing in the movie biz - all related. You just have to keep up with this stuff. Contemporaries of mine who say they can't be bothered with all this new-fangled gadgetry just don't know what they're missing. As we inevitably lose physical mobility (not that I am in a hurry for this) digital connectedness gains in importance.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe someone at Apple will be smart enough to read this blog and send you and your family iPhones, so that you can test it out and blog about it!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Superdad said...

Turns out Apple is not that smart after all. Cisco owns the name iPhone. And has been selling a product under that name for a while.

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Promotion_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1165633316758&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper

Legal prediction: Cisco will sue and Apple will pay them a ton of money to keep the name since the marketing has already started. I can't believe they were this foolish. Is it really that hard to come up with a different name?

4:31 PM  
Blogger AlexanderTheGreat said...

The iPhone is a neat gadget but can't do much more (much less in some cases) than I can do with my Playstation Portable (PSP) that I've had for a year, other than be a cellphone, but the touchscreen interface is probably the most innovative part of it. My PSP has full web browsing and WiFi interface so the cost is free if near an open WiFi hub, unlike Sprint which charges an arm and a leg for internet access.

6:45 PM  
Blogger chuck b. said...

I want Steve Jobs to turn his attentions to designing the newest, bestest universal tv/dvd/tivo remote.

11:22 PM  

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