Category Archives: Obsessories

iPhone Mania, or maybe, not

At about 8:30 this evening I was in the neighborhood of the Seattle Apple Store in University Village. I swung by to see what the crowds were like.

There weren’t any. There were some people milling about out front, along with a couple of Seattle cops.

There seemed to be a lot of Apple associates waiting at the door, and there were a few customers inside, which gives me the impression they hadn’t sold out yet, and weren’t in any rush to.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of iPhones on eBay that are getting bid up towards or past $1000. Perhaps more interesting, people are selling iPhone related e-mail addresses, like, some are bid up over $500.

Just for kicks I decided to check out domain names and found that was unregistered, so I went ahead and picked it up.

Lust, cussing and ambivalence: Erik considers the iPhone

Ok, I really want an iPhone, but I really don’t want an iPhone.

On the plus side: Shiny shiny shiny shiny. I could almost choke down
the price.

On the down side: HOWMANYFUCKINGDOLLARS?!?!?!?!?!?, AT&T, slowww-ass
internet for $50something a month. AT&T Fuckin Ed Whitacre, feudal
cocksucker. SLOOW. No 3rd party apps unless you are Google. No
upgradeable memory. HOWMANYFUCKINGDOLLARS?!?!?!?!?!? AND tied to AT&T
and their slowww-ass mobile internet.

Oh, but so shiny.

I’m considering slaking my lust with a Nokia N800 Internet Tablet PC.
Cheaper. Not as shiny. Open platform (down to the OS). WiFi only,
but theoretically can piggyback on a bluetooth phone for internet access.

The last one is probably the clincher. If I can figure that one out, I may do it.