Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Blog Schmog. The Best Thing Written about iPhone is by Lev Grossman in Time Magazine

This time around, Apple PR tapped Time for the exclusive "making of" article. That means they get an advance look, exclusive interviews, and time to digest. Lev Grossman does a fine job.

Apple's new iPhone could do to the cell phone market what the iPod did to the portable music player market: crush it pitilessly beneath the weight of its own superiority. This is unfortunate for anybody else who makes cell phones, but it's good news for those of us who use them.
Mickeleh's Take: everyone is saying that without tactile feedback you can't type. Maybe. But would you rather tap 9 four times to get "z" or would you rather have a magically appearing QWERTY keyboard? To me, it's worth waiting to try before denouncing. Not sure about the smudges and scratches on the screen though.

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Anonymous said...

why would you tap "9 four times to get s"?

Michael Markman said...

Because I'm blind, drunk, and dislexic And sleep deprived. And nodding off and afraid that if I typed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz