Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Loving you is easy 'cause you're beautiful...

Yes, I got an iPhone.

Yes, it's all I had hoped for and more.

And, yes, I stood in line for several hours to get it.

But... I did not wait in line on Friday like all those other losers, those saps who had to have it the day it came out. No, me, I'm patient and not one to buy into manufactured hype. 

Yes, I got mine on Saturday, when waiting was no longer an exercise in crass commercial worship carried out by blind fanboys but instead simply a function of the prevailing reality that iPhones are awesome and a lot of people want them.

Yes, I know I'm kidding no one with this. But, seriously, it's awesome.

And, please, don't be like those ignoramuses (ignorami) who strolled by the line Saturday morning and couldn't resist cracking wise about how "it's just a phone." Because it's not "just a phone," and if you think it is, you're probably not very bright.

I don't think it's hyperbole to say the iPhone is arguably the greatest "gadget" ever conceived. It is all those old sci-fi pipe dreams rolled into a shiny glass and plastic package that is as easy to use as it is on the eyes.

OK, maybe I'm being a little to effusive -- it wouldn't be the first time -- but I'm in iPhone heaven right now, and I can't help it. I mean, even Abbzug, who generally hates gadgets, won't put hers down.

Now, if only I could figure out a way to take it swimming with me. 

Yes, I've gone too far.


HowChow said...

Did you try the Apps let? The most hilarious is PhoneSaber. It uses the motion detector to turn the phone into a light saber (or at least sound that way). Utterly useless unless you spent any part of the early 1980s making the light saber noises with your mouth and a long stick.

Kathy O. said...

I happened to be at the mall on Friday and saw the line and looked for you. Not that I knew you were really going to get an iPhone, but it's just what I did instinctually. Looked for Ian in the long Apple line.

Hayduke said...

The Apps are what make it so great. Using Remote to make iTunes play random songs while Abbzug's on the computer just never gets old.