So in the great clean out, I put my 8 Apple “Think Different” posters up for sale on eBay, and got quite a bit out of them. I believe I paid $80 for them (I think) back in 1999. I’ll have to see if blogged about it back then. Anyways, I got $315 for them. Along with invoicing my dad for the work I did on his website before we went on the cruise, I had more than enough to purchase my new toy.
The other thing is, on my Motorola Razr phone, the screen is losing pixels in the upper left corner at a rapid rate, and it’s not really possible to see the beginning of text messages, or how many bars I’m getting. So I can rationalize that I need a new mobile phone, anyway.
The iPhone pretty damned awesome. Surprisingly very easy to set up. I find myself wishing for firefox and newsfire on it, though. I’ll have to settle for using bloglines to keep up with blogs. I haven’t used Safari for almost two years other than to test websites, so my bookmarks were scarily out of date, and I had to run through and sync them. I also don’t use iCal anymore, because google calendar is shareable with Stephanie, and so much of what we do is collaborative scheduling. But having my complete contact list on my phone is pretty awesome.
I no sooner got a cool Razr phone, than Motorola came out with the phone I really wanted — the Slvr, which is very similar, but a bar phone rather than a flip style. Jerks. Every time I see a commercial, I want to accidentally lose my phone so I can get a new one. I hate technology. No, I love it. No, I really hate it. Grrr Argh.
And just a few years later I was going to get that new iPhone and all would be well with the world. I wonder if this is the start of dropping vowels like Flickr.
Wired has the umpteeth article on how to be polite with your cell phone, covering all the stuff that anyone with common sense should be able to figure out without this article, and some of which I wrote myself almost ten years ago.
I have to disagree with one point, though: “Don’t talk on the phone while you’re grocery shopping. For whatever reason, the acoustics of a shopping aisle seem to amplify your voice. Also, talking on the phone tends to distract you from what’s going on in your immediate vicinity and I need to get around you to reach the Cocoa Puffs.”
Buzzzzt. Sorry, wrong answer. Being able to call and verify the items you may have forgotten and thus save an extra trip to the store is the single most useful experience of owning a cell phone, aside from calling in a vehicle emergency.