Ya know, I was a bit excited by the iPhone and still am, but its been a slow creep in my head that the frenzy around this device is just not healthy. I'm not speaking of the health of an individual, but rather the health of humanity.
Look, it seems like a slick phone, but for fuck's sake...ITS A MOTHERFUCKING PHONE! This is consumerism at it's worst. Mr Jobs, I take my hat off to you and your marketing department. You have made an invention that is over 100 years old still cause a crowd of people to chant for it's arrival like it's NYE at Times Square.
Yes...it has all sorts of fancy gadgets included and a touch screen, etc...but can you really say that this addition to a century old invention is worth missing a day of work and standing in line at 4am?! I mean, sheesh...my friend went over at 6:30pm, 30min after doors opened at the apple store, and simply walked in and had his phone 7 min later.
You gadget whores...I love you and I hate you.