Take a bite of this Apple

Here’s an Apple I might just have to have a bite of…

You have to admit: it’s sweet. It’s like the iPhone without the AT&T commitment (or the hack that I’m not prepared to tackle). For now, I’ll just stick to a plain phone on a plan with few surprises.

As for digital sound, I listen to a few tunes, but mostly, it’s audio books for long drives or to ease the drudgery of doing laundry and other mundane household chores.

Thus far, I’ve managed on fairly inexpensive devices, because I’m never all that far from my laptop to change out and reload the contents of my audio player. However, the new iPod Touch has an interesting characteristic: it has a built in browser and wireless capability. So, from anywhere there’s wireless access, I could check what’s going on in the larger world.

Or my e-mail, for what’s going on in the smaller world.

Or, I could watch a movie, in complete disregard of what’s going on in either the smaller or larger real worlds.

My first computer was an Apple II+ (minus the joystick, but with two floppy disk drives, 64k RAM, and a 300-baud modem, thank you very much); that was where I learned to program, back when Apples still came with a command-line interface and geeky teenagers could still derive some joy from the things.

Now, far more computing power than a pickup truckload of those things could have produced would fit in a pocket (or a phone, for that matter). Still, I might just have to have one of these, once Alpha’s next tuition payment is made.

2 Responses to “Take a bite of this Apple”

  1. on 17 Sep 2007 at 5:30 pm AT

    I played with an iphone recently, and it totally has me thinking AT&T might just be worth it. And my hatred of them is legendary.
    The ipod touch is pretty sweet too, but wouldn’t it be super cool to have all that stuff wrapped around a phone?

  2. on 17 Sep 2007 at 6:43 pm Joel

    ” . . . wouldn’t it be super cool to have all that stuff wrapped around a phone?”

    My lovely and talented wife was telling me about the iCar.

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