IPhone – I-Insane

I guess I’m kind of old fashioned, since I’m not one of those people who wait with distraction for the next great technological gadget to hit the market. Unlike, apparently, millions. Before the Iphone was released people were camping on line at Best Buy, Circuit City or wherever the heck they sell the thang, in hopes of getting one of their very own.

The commericals are cute and make it all sound so simple. Every little thing you could want, all in one, cool looking little gadget. What’s not to love? Well, I think for what they’re charging maybe they should throw in a personal assistant too, but that’s me.

Anyway, needless to say it is a hit and thousands or millions or bagillions are now happily enjoying their new little window to the world and feeling super cool and possibly a little superior. Since Ipods are such popular targets for thieves, I can only imagine how much they are going to love the Iphone. Make sure you take out some gadget insurance on these puppies, folks.

And just when I thought I’d seen everything, I happened upon this little article. Apparently, this fellow felt his texting speed simply wasn’t fast enough. His solution – surgery. Yep, that’s what I said. The man got surgery to shave down his thumbs so he could improve his texting speed. Wow, I shudder to think what surgeries he have had if he wanted to speed up other things.

There are millions of bizarro stories in the universe and this is one of them. πŸ˜‰

WC

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13 thoughts on “IPhone – I-Insane

  1. OMG…thats just taking things too far. But is he simply pre empting evolution? I mean how much will the human body change over time as a result of the technology we now have and the ways in which we use our bodies??
    Cheers, Kelly

    Well, if he is pre-empthing evolution then we have skinny thumbs and fat asses to look forward to in the future – along with global warming, the disappearance of the rain forest and living in Mars. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  2. Hi WC,
    I’m a strong techno-phobe – I’m not against it for major things, but leisure, etc, I think we can have too much.
    I only finally decided to get a computer last year – and I admit it has improved things for me. But I’m yet to get a mobile (cellphone), and ipods can go jump.
    I remeber writing somewhere that it’s okay to enjoy technology as long as technology doesn’t end up enjoying you.

    I’m with you Anthony – I think the tech is enjoying us a lot more than we are enjoying it. Unless you call techno addiction fun. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  3. I own a simple cell phone and a computer. . that’s it for electronics. No MP3, iPod, iPhone, or whatever else they’ve come out with! And ya know what .. I’m still ticking.

    Same here, and I seem to be surviving. What’s up with that? πŸ˜†
    WC

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  4. my son has an ipod. i have this old contraption from back in the day, what was it called? oh yeah, a stereo. LOL

    LOL Reggie, how is it running around with that stereo contraption clipped to your belt? πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  5. Hi WC,

    What, may I be so bold as to ask, is an iPhone? It would also be most appreciated if you could give definitions for “texting” and “Ipod.”

    the Grit

    Hi Grit,
    Iphone is a phone gadget put out by Apple computers that has internet, phone, and music playing capabilities and probalby some others I don’t know about. Ipod, is the gadget made by the same company that enables you to download about 1000 songs onto its tiny little computer chip for mega hours of listening pleasure. Texting is using your cell phone but as a written message as opposed to calling. There are commonly certain abreviations used in texting and has developed its own form of shorthand communication. For further explanations, check the apple website.

    WC

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  6. Nope, no Ipod or I phone here either. PC, Laptop and a cell phone are as jiggy as I get. Still have a workable turntable and an ancient, giant Marantz receiver that I listen to my vinyl on too. Take that, whippersnappers!

    Yeah! En garde! πŸ˜†
    WC

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  7. When I get out of the damned house and away from work, I enjoy this little thing called life. I don’t carry a damned cell phone and I damn sure am not going to carry a damned I-Phone.

    I’m with you. I do have a cell, but I only keep it if I get stuck on the road or need to call my family. It’s rarely on. Give me the real world any day.
    WC

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  8. I don’t understand techno-freaks. The only reason I bought a shuffle was the size and the fact that I could clip it to anything and run. Otherwise, I have no use for i-Products.

    I can understand how some people want to have the newest coolest gadgets – they are fun. But I think I’m too pragmatic to be a technofreak. For me, I have to have a reason to have one – I have a walkman, it works well enough and I barely use that as it is – why would I get an Ipod?
    WC

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  9. BAHAHAHAH!!!! A personal assistant, nice! I’m waiting to buy mine. Waiting until it’s $19.99 and available at the local Target “As Seen on T.V.” section. It may be a while, but I’m waiting…..

    Oh Bella, you and I come from the same planet. I wait until it hits the rock bottom market/price. Remember when dvd players were $500? I waited until they were $50 to get one. Seems to work fine and that $450 sure did buy a lot of movies. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  10. I own an Ipod and I believe in using technology for empowerment; I think any gadget should make things simpler, easier, and provide a function that you really need, not just want. The iPhone doesn’t do that… it doesn’t do anything different to any other phone. Sure it’s pretty and it’s made Steve Jobs money, but it’s still a phone. I think people get lost in the hype.

    The iPhone hasn’t even been released in Aus yet; we don’t get things for a year after the US.
    Maybe the hype will have died down by then, but all I want to know is if you can turn if off easily. Please, save us the noise in the cinema! Or can’t we be unreachable for even a couple of hours… πŸ˜‰

    Hi CJ,
    I suppose that’s my point too. Needing an item that truly simplifies or enhances your life makes sense to me – having something just to have it is not my thing. But then some people just want stuff and God knows there is plenty of stuff to have.

    WC

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  11. Check the Iphone, check the Iweather on IGoogle, take an Icrap and wipe my ass with Ipaper . . .
    It’s way out of control.
    The comic had me peeing in my pants. Sorry.
    It’s not even that far-fetched. Scary
    The guy that had surgery to improve his texting speed should have been left on the table.
    Him and his stoopid Ithumbs
    Good IGod . . .

    ~(I)m

    LOL – very funny. Now have you been converted to an Apple product – cuz I’ve yet to see the ad for the Im~ πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  12. Hi WC,

    Oh. Well, my cell phone, that I got last year, does all of that, and even has a blue tooth, even though I brush it regularly with toothpaste that didn’t come from China. Who would have dreamed that oral hygiene would ever be important for electronic devices? Since there isn’t an apparent place to floss, if the blue tooth problem doesn’t clear up soon, I’m thinking that a good soaking in mouthwash may be required. I’ll let you know how it works out.

    the Grit

    Hi Grit,
    I recommend bleach and amonia – if you survive the fumes, you’ll have one clean phone. πŸ˜†
    WC

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