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July 01, 2007

I Meet the iPhone

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Geeks lay hands on an iPhone and immediately pull it apart.

* Michael Blowhard pays a visit to the Apple Store with cheapo Kodak digicam in hand.

Quick verdict: A 10 on the gadget-Nirvana scale. The iPhone is as chic as Audrey Hepburn and as eager to entertain as James Cagney. And it has more charisma than George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Bill Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey combined.

The thing that struck me as funniest during my visit was that, not only was I not alone in snapping photos and taking videos of the iPhone, most of the people doing so were using the cameras in their non-iPhone cellphones.



UPDATE: Bringing together a lot of current themes -- YouTube, civil liberties, the ethics and legalities of photographing in public, and the ever-growing nanny state -- Reid Farmer forwards along a link to a NYTimes article reporting that the NYC Mayor's office is considering new rules restricting photography in the city's public spaces. Meddlers!

posted by Michael at July 1, 2007


Oh, good. So now I expect normal, 5-function, telephone-telephones to became even cheaper. Like they'll pay me $200 just to take it off their hands!

Posted by: Tat on July 2, 2007 7:01 AM

[that's in re: the update]

Posted by: Tatyana on July 2, 2007 11:37 AM

Michael, with all due respect, you have no idea how to write for the web. That headline should read: "iMeet the iPhone". Don't you know anything?

Posted by: Todd Fletcher on July 2, 2007 3:31 PM

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