Oh, the iHoopla!
Has anyone purchased an iPhone yet? If so, did you wait in one of those superlong lines? Did you camp out? Are you all caught up in the iPhone Madness?
I am simply astounded at all the HYPE surrounding the release of the iPhone to the general public…. it really is iPhone madness.
But consider this tidbit from the CNET article:
Considering the big picture
But I give most of our readers credit, because I think they understand that this week has been about more than Apple or the iPhone itself: this is about the future direction of personal computing.
This is where the innovation will be over the next 10 years. The past 10 years were all about the PC, as prices plunged, processing power skyrocketed and the Internet showed us how powerful networks can be. But the PC is passe; one of the biggest stories in the PC industry over the past year was how Hewlett-Packard and Dell were finally starting to realize that people cared about the colors and designs on their laptops.
You have to give the general public credit….
People ARE concerned nowadays about “the colors and designs on their laptops”.
The prices of PCs and Laptops have gone down dramatically in the past year. I got my oldest son a brand new Sony Vaio for less than $1,000 dollars!
We are moving into a new era where new gadgets are going to transform our way of using the world wide web dramatically in the next 10 years. And already, so much has changed in the past 10 years, so….
I’ll admit that I’m basically “old skool”.
I’m even wanting to get a really cheap desktop or laptop just to run a dedicated Linux box. So, my mindset is totally far from running Mac OS X Leopard on an iPhone and accessing my email and favorite web sites…..
Also, in my old age, I think I would have trouble seeing web pages on the little screen of an iPhone. Granted, that’s already a BIG size for a mobile internet device. But maybe I just haven’t been entirely sold by the iPhone and the movement to go completely Wi-Fi.
Actually, for $599 I am very, very tempted to get another laptop/notebook computer. I’m seeing my son working on his new Sony Vaio and he’s computing along in style. hehe…
Or, I could just as easily buy a new Nikon D40x because I seriously need a new digital camera that is a vast improvement on the piece of junk I’m using now. I don’t EVEN want to admit to what I’m using now….
So, will I get an iPhone any time soon?
I’m absolutely sure I won’t. I just have my priorities set on either a digital camera or a new laptop. But with all the hype it IS rather tempting….
Also, I’ve been seriously thinking about my frugality…. And this could go on into another topic of discussion, about how our society is so consumer driven. It’s all about getting the latest gadgets nowadays, even if the old gadgets work perfectly fine!
And we work and slave away to get these new toys. I guess one has to put their iLife in iPerspective, so-to-speak!
Get back to enjoying the iFlowers and the iOcean… go for an iWalk and just iChill…