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I am far from being the most technologically savvy person. I use a dedicated ebook reader because I can't be arsed to figure out and install a dozen different reading programs; I have a cellphone for emergency purposes that I leave turned off 95% of the time; I don't play video games of any sort, not even WoW or the like. But the gorgeous commercials I've seen for the iPhone? Have me totally convinced that it's a gadget that I'd use and love. After the initial flurry has died down (and Jane has posted about hers over at Dear Author) I'll probably get one of my own.

PS Apple's on the cover of this week's Economist as a leading innovator. Cool.

PPS Just caught a commercial for Holly Hunter's new cable series Saving Grace. I think HH is an amazing actress, so I'll be checking the show out. But even if I wasn't interested because of the casting, I'd check the show out: DCX music plays in the background of the commercial, which is a little subversive given how hated they are by former fans.

Date: 2007-06-13 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tinyluv.livejournal.com
I'm not yet convinced. You can't read ebooks on it and you can't tether it. I use my moto q as a modem and that is invaluable.

Date: 2007-06-13 11:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jmc-bks.livejournal.com
Sorry, forgot I wasn't logged in.

Y'know, I just assumed that it would have an ebook/reading function, since it seems to have everything else.

Date: 2007-06-13 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tinyluv.livejournal.com
It has a browser but you can't bookmark your spot and that leaves alot to be desired. I love the form factor and the look, but if it can't actually perform those "extra" duties that my current devices have, I can't see springing for it.

I absolutely must have the ability to tether. I can give up the ebook reading thing because I read alot with the sony reader these days, but I can't give up the tethering.

Date: 2007-06-14 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jmc-bks.livejournal.com
Being untethered is the thing about it that appeals to me most, I think. The Economist article mentioned a few other drawbacks, particularly the speed of the AT&T service (slow, apparently) and short battery life.

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