Now I always call it the original iPhone but the exchanges and swap meets of the world call it 2g. So be it, I call it frustratingly obsolete. When the bitch can't support Instagram a staple of any smartphone, it may be time for the scrap heap. Even it was six hundred bucks. I can say with pride I helped launch and make successful the original touchscreen
It feels like Christmas as I track Santa's progress to my home:
Just want to report in from a Spring like stance on what has been happening with me. Yes, Spring has finally made an appearance in Southeastern Michigan and though it’s absence the last few days has brought great consternation to us all, it will shortly return. I have been Tech obsessing like a mofo the last few months. And have finally settled on that great standby Triple Play from Xfinity which of course is ultimately the evil Comcast which has been scratching and crawling toward supremacy and influence at alarming rates. So I figured who better to align with than a true media titan?
This will keep us out of the fray for several pursuits, A cellphone or Smartphone as they are called now, HTC, Samsung and Apple are all duking it out right now and June the iPhone will unveil its latest and I am just exhausted from trying to decide which is the soundest investment and I do mean investment. because a two year contract is a cool two grand, if not more. So F that. I don't need no stinking cell phone and I will shortly be, probably the only person I know who doesn't have one. If god wanted us to have cellphones he would have put an antenna in up our butt a long time ago. Course I suppose one out the ear would make more sense, but I say the butt cause most the folks I see with cellphones act like they have something stuck up their ass, and assume it must be the antenna. In my career of telephony we always had some sort of communication device, from pagers in the eighties, to Skytel or Motorola personal terminals and then the blasted cellular device invasion.
It was an incursion into a way of life that still is evolving but I would sum it up into one word: it SUCKS. No other device, well maybe the TV or computer, has stripped the human spirit or psyche like the cellphone has. Its always on, never alone, invasion has robbed generations of alone time and solitude. I use to relish getting in my car and knowing I couldn't be contacted until I got to my destination. Now the cars these days are more interconnected than a modern day aircraft carrier.
But that bitch aside, I have made the move to splice my cord cutting ways, cause I can't seem to shake my sports addiction and the only practical way to consume large albeit unusual sports consumption is with either cable or satellite, although I hold out hope for Intel Media’s foray into web delivered content is an only when, not if, proposition. And with Directv or Dish you have to sign a contract that are even more invasive than the cellphone contracts.So I am happy with my decision and am anxiously preparing myself for the glorious day when my self install kit arrives and I fire up the boxes that will again connect me to the multi channel splendor that is modern day media consumption. Stay tuned for a full report on what is sure to be a double edged sword of delight and misery.
The following is an exchange in Forbes between a Tech writer and commentator that perked me up:
This is ridiculous. The writer is an old fart reviewing features that are designed for a more appreciative and younger generation. We’re talking about someone who in 1995 probably was still using typewriters to avoid the function keys in word processors. Sorry Larry Magid, your review about advanced technology isn’t worth 2 cents. Go home and play with your coffee maker and your grandfather clock if you want to review technology. Leave the heavy stuff to us younger people who don’t require a text book to figure out a new device.
when wordprocessors were invented, because when the rest of the world was about a guy who in 1995 didn’t know the difference between
Yeah, interesting comment “The writer is an old fart reviewing features that are designed for a more appreciative and younger generation.” Whilst I might be bordering on being an “old fart myself”(48) I agree with you. I have a laugh everytime I read a story by someone that’s had a perserctive of an “old fart” and wonder how they got or keep their job in tech reviewing.
Aside from being ageist you are clearly wrong. It’s so easy to find my bio online which would immediately contradict what you’re saying. 1995 was 14 years after I wrote one of the manuals for the IBM PC, 13 years after I served as editor of PC Mag and 13 years into my tenure as a syndicated tech columnist for the LA Times. I sold my typewriter in 1979 but nice try.
Oh, and I started reviewing cell phones in the mid-eighties and have published about a dozen tech books since my first one in 1982.
Fortunately most young people do their homework before writing comments like this which is why I’m so optimistic about younger generations and surprised when I see things like this.
I am a guy who has played with tech since the early 1980′s. I made a living explaining tech to people who needed help. What has amazed me throughout is this myth of the younger generation automatically being tech savvy. All too often, I have seen younger people calling themselves experts when their solutions to problems are not well thought out. It really takes a certain personality to work hard understanding tech and it is not limited by age. It is about desire and passion. For a young person to dismiss veterans of the tech world is a mistake that is made all too often by management. I have seen young managers come in and totally mess things up after the old timers have been holding things together miraculously. It takes real experience to be able to do that.
Pounding away on a keyboard bragging about being young, therefore more tech savvy doesn’t fly. That went out with the 1990′s.
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I just think there's something fishy in the two. How 'bout you?