The Protest

The Protest

UPDATE 10.2007: I got an iPhone. It's the most amazing thing ever. EVAR! My argument about the interface still holds true for other phones but the iPhone is typical mac. A thing of beauty and easy to use. Now I don't mind the network upgrades (and associated costs) because I don't have to watch your crappy shows I can watch CRAPPY YOUTUBE VIDEOS! or, and I really love these, TED videos.

As much as I complained that all I wanted out of a phone was call functionality and synchronization with my computer, in the end I got a tiny phone with picture, video, and TV capability; everything that I said that I did not want or was not willing to pay for.

Here is where the market nails you: In the end, this miniature camera, video camera, television, web browser, text messenger, hand-held video game phone WAS THE CHEAPEST PHONE THAT MY CARRIER OFFERED.

Yes, I am able to synchronize it with my mac (iSync rocks).

Why complain then? All this magic technology and it's still cheap - clearly you're just someone who's too picky or never satisfied.

True, but can you imagine how much simpler a phone interface would be if it just went back to being a phone? And what would my phone bill be if I didn't have to pay for equipment and tower upgrades so that they can funnel crappy clips of crappy shows straight to me, wherever I am? Ten percent of what it is now?

Oh yeah, the relevance? I took this picture with the camera on my phone. Hey man, it's way more convenient to carry it than my brick of a 990 ;-)

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The Protest

The Protest

UPDATE 10.2007: I got an iPhone. It's the most amazing thing ever. EVAR! My argument about the interface still holds true for other phones but the iPhone is typical mac. A thing of beauty and easy to use. Now I don't mind the network upgrades (and associated costs) because I don't have to watch your crappy shows I can watch CRAPPY YOUTUBE VIDEOS! or, and I really love these, TED videos.

As much as I complained that all I wanted out of a phone was call functionality and synchronization with my computer, in the end I got a tiny phone with picture, video, and TV capability; everything that I said that I did not want or was not willing to pay for.

Here is where the market nails you: In the end, this miniature camera, video camera, television, web browser, text messenger, hand-held video game phone WAS THE CHEAPEST PHONE THAT MY CARRIER OFFERED.

Yes, I am able to synchronize it with my mac (iSync rocks).

Why complain then? All this magic technology and it's still cheap - clearly you're just someone who's too picky or never satisfied.

True, but can you imagine how much simpler a phone interface would be if it just went back to being a phone? And what would my phone bill be if I didn't have to pay for equipment and tower upgrades so that they can funnel crappy clips of crappy shows straight to me, wherever I am? Ten percent of what it is now?

Oh yeah, the relevance? I took this picture with the camera on my phone. Hey man, it's way more convenient to carry it than my brick of a 990 ;-)

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Camera: 1.3 Megapixel
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35mm Focal Length:
Exposure: 1/21 sec
Aperture: N/A
ISO: N/A


Taken: 2006-03-18 21:42:41
Posted: 2006-07-01 | 01:45


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