Tuesday, November 23, 2010

i - THiS

Okay, I admit it.

I have a little i-envy. But, it's justified.

I can't walk into my favorite restaurant without thinking that some undeserving diner is becoming its mayor because of the i-app, Foursquare.

I can't ask a friend where the closest Jack-in-the Box is without getting an, "excuse-me-while-I-whip-out-my-imap," response.

If I want to change seats on an upcoming flight I have break out my laptop, or even worse, call an 800 number, which is today's equivalent of yesterday's pay phone.

The problem is I don't really NEED an iphone/pad/pod. I wish I did, but I don't.

I've considered getting one of those high-pressure/make-contacts jobs that would require the appropriate i-gadget, but I haven't.

There's just no compelling reason for me to to i-up, as it were, unless one considers an iPhone-for-iPhone's sake a compelling reason to buy. (Does the iPhone possess an intrinsic value or an assigned value?)

Regardless, I guess I'll be like Aesop's fox who, when he couldn't reach the sweet-looking but high hanging grapes, walked away saying, "they were probably sour anyway" . . . but not on Apple's i-Phone.



hobanma said...

I didn't "need" one either. Now I don't know what I would do without it. The convenience of having this nifty little computer in my pocket is unbelievable. If it was just a computer it wouldn't be so handy - it is the computer along with the GPS and the apps that make it worth having.

If you get one you will be hooked.

Becca said...

I call it my crack phone. I am addicted!

Rambler said...

I really want an i-Pad, mainly to use like a Kindle. Probably should just buy a Kindle.

Francis Shivone said...

Rambler -- my wife got me the Kindle 3 for a birthday gift. I like it. I can adjust the font size at night and reading on a computer screen with backlighting is hard on my old eyes.

The wifi downloads work great and it is easy to save articles to read on my laptop and transfer them to the Kindle. Great product, imho.

But I want an i-Pad, as well.