Sunday, July 06, 2008

iPhone week

In the last few weeks I have noticed a huge spike in visitors to my blog. Primarily it was from folks looking for more information about the next iPhone release. Now that it is set to release on Friday, my site hits have dropped off.

What is it about technology these days that have people in a complete tailspin? I often wonder if society was this manic when televisions first arrived in stores. I mean....there were those who could afford one and those who could not but did people actually plant themselves outside their local department store just to wait for the store to open so they could be the first to buy one? Did it make newspaper headlines - 200 storm Sears to buy television

Of course, I don't know what those times were like since it happened well before I was born. I take TV for granted these days. I mean....B & W sets are my earliest recollection. In fact, my Pong game utilized a little set that we kept in the kitchen. Now Pong.....and Atari games are called "Classics" and are quite the fad to those of us who remember them fondly.

On Friday, I will be going into work a little later so that I can purchase my first iPhone. I can't say at this point if it will be my last iPhone because the gadget is sooo fun to use. I spent about 20 minutes in the store on Saturday trying out the previous version. I was tickled and completely in love with the thing. I am sure it was the same feeling felt by many others decades ago with the television.

Have any of you considered getting an iPhone? If so, why and if not, why not?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I WANT AN iPHONE! DAMN IT!!

CJ said...

I would get one except for the fact that I have dropped my phone -a lot. I am so afraid an iPhone would suffer the same fate in my hands unless I duck-taped it to my head.

CJ said...

Oops - I think I meant to say duct tape. I'm not sure they make any tape specifically for ducks :)

Rita said...

Yeah the feathers might thwart the stick nature of the tape! :) Oh I can't wait for the iPhone!

inde said...

I thought about it, but the cost of the first version was a major turn off. I ended up switching to Helio because at the time they were the only one with the $99 unlimited plan and they had the Ocean.

Rita said...

This one is so sweet that I sweat when one is placed in my hands. More about that in my next post....