An iPhone Odyssey: My voyage to technological supremacy

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  1. M. Sean McManus says:

    Check out this article my buddy sent me…Macenstein iPhone report

  2. Elayne Riggs says:

    Definitely waiting until the third or fourth incarnation to even consider this baby. Besides, I don't really need a $600 + $60/month albatross, I only use my phone now to make phone calls (I don't even know how to text-message) and I don't go out very often so when I do the laptop serves me just fine.

    • Vinnie Bartilucci says:

      I can remember when Elayne's standard statement was "I'll buy this thing if you can guarantee me it's LAST thing they EVER invent." I remember she couldn't decide whether or not to buy a Game Boy. Seeing her now with a cell phone headset sticking out of her ear, typing awayy on her laptop…how we have all grown.

      • Elayne Riggs says:

        Well, you can blame my current marriage for that, Robin's much more of a technophile than I am…

  3. Joe in Philly says:

    Who really needs this? Wanting it is one thing, but does anyone really NEED it? While Philadelphia's murder rate continues to skyrocket, our mayor was in a line at 3:30 am Friday to buy one (except when he left for a couple of meetings and had some assistant hold his place in line).

    • Mike Gold says:

      And how many murderers would have been caught by the mayor of Philadelphia if not for the iPhone? More than 525,000 iPhones were sold during the initial 48 hours — more than a third of a billion in retail dollars. Evidently some people thought the thing could be useful. 10 years ago, we got along just fine without cell phones. 20 years ago, we got along just fine without the Internet. 125 years ago, we got along fine without the telephone (Don Ameche's career not withstanding), the automobile, the typewriter, and the airplane. Has our society improved because of these inventions? Maybe. Ask Ted Kacynski. But I know one thing: our society was altered in unanticipated ways by the creation and use of each of these items.

      • Joe in Philly says:

        If the mayor showed as much creativity and determination in crime prevention as he did in getting an iPhone I can't help but think there'd be fewer children gunned down in the streets.I just read that his iPhone is replacing a BlackBerry that he just bought three months ago.

  4. Martha Thomases says:

    Well, I don't need one — I can barely comprehend the things my $35 cell phone does — but it sure is pretty. Soooo shiny.

    • Linda Gold says:

      That's what I though until I started looking at what it can do and how much easier it will make things for me running my business while on the road. Almost all my business is conducted via the internet and when traveling or at conventions I would have to lug a laptop around all day to stay on top of things, but not now.

  5. Matt Raub says:

    Between the brand new hacks and the already fabulous applications of the iPhone, i can rule the world. Who doesn't want to rule the world? In the immortal words of 80s power band Tears for Fears: Everybody