When composing the post below, at NO TIME did I link the word that ryhmes with iProne to any advertising whatsoever. And yet, all references to the iProne are now linked to a video ad for the product. How did they do that? I feel violated.
E.T. iPHONE HOME
It is almost midnight and I’m considering venturing out into the rainy dark night and getting in line outside the Apple store, because you know the iPhone goes on sale at 6 pm Friday. In fact, I may hustle up a plane ticket and fly to the east coast and line up at an Apple store there, because it will be 6 pm three hours earlier and then I can for sure be the first on my block to own the gadget that does it all.
Alternatively, I may just brush my teeth and curl up in bed with a good fishing book.
But then again, consider the coffee shop conundrum. Today, for example, I was at a primo table, next to an outlet so I could plug in and preserve my battery life. My productivity ran high, as it always does when I’m adequately fueled with caffeine and not distracted by the haus frau matters that torment me at home. And then I had to pee, also the result of adequate fueling with caffeine.
Though I generally have a polite if distant relationship with my fellow coffee shop denizens, I don’t trust ’em. So I stowed my phone and iPod on my person, unplugged my laptop and carried the lot with me into the bathroom, leaving my papers and backpack on the table to save the coveted spot for my return.
See how a multi-purpose gadget could improve my life? Just stuff it in my pocket and waltz off to pee.
Well, the iPhone’s not quite there yet. Now if it could fold out to become a full-sized keyboard and screen, and then fold back to pocket size, we’d have something to talk about.
So I’ll stay in my cozy bed on the west coast tonight. It’s not like the iPhone is something important, like the next and last Harry Potter book…