Now an iPhone Owner

I bought a cellphone an iPhone today.

No joke. Not only have I succumbed at long last and joined the cellphone zombie horde, I decided to go in with a bang by picking up the cutting-edge, just-released-today 32GB iPhone 3GS. And I have to say: it is extraordinary.

But that’s not all. We also bought another cellphone (a beautiful little Samsung) for the Wife. Plus, we dropped our landline.

That’s right, folks. We went all in. Starting no later than Monday, if you call our phone number you’ll get Sherry’s cellphone (my iPhone has a super-double-plus-secret new phone number). We’re a little daunted by the whole thing, to be honest, but we’re also excited. This makes a lot of sense for our lives.

I’m sure I’ll have more to say on the matter, but I simply must repeat that the iPhone is extraordinary. My iPod Touch was amazing enough, but this new iPhone is drool-inducing. I mean, I clicked a button and told it to play me a song and, well, you know, it did. It was like being on Star Trek. (Alas, though, beaming won’t be available until the 4G.) I opened up Google and the screen suggested I just speak my search rather than type it in. Sure, sure, I thought. So I tried it. Lord help me, it worked. Again and again.*

The whole thing is just astonishing. I’m certain that the various parts aren’t really new to the cool kids in school (or the very uncool geeks), but the way they come together so seamlessly and speedily on the iPhone is a sight to behold. I can’t wait to play more with it!

* Added bonus: I learned that if you speak my name to Google, it returns my website. I feel quite strongly that this kicks ass.


  1. Boggles.

    And then doesn’t. It is a very shiny toy after all.

  2. C. E. Bollinger

    Another soul enthralled by the Shiny One.

    As long as it facilitates, rather than hinders, your fiction writing, perhaps it isn’t purely evil. 😉

  3. It’s that facilitation aspect that I’m finding most exciting, actually. That’s probably why it took me so long to get a cellphone. Until this device, all such gadgets were just “one more thing” to clutter up my life. This iPhone simplifies.

    And that, after all, is what technology ought to do — even if it rarely does.

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