Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Sorcerer's Phone

While we at Not Making This Up have been relatively quiet in recent days, it's not for lack of something to work on.

(Or, in keeping with the style of our previous post, which included what I believe to be a fairly accurate reconstruction of an internal Fed policy debate, "not for lacking the on-working of something.")

That something is the iPhone, and since we got our hands on one of the first batch to hit the stores more than a week ago, we have been testing it using perhaps the most rigorous methodologies of consumer products testing available in the world today.

Specifically, we've been letting teenagers use it.

Our conclusion, which may surprise readers of this blog, will appear shortly.

Jeff Matthews
I Am Not Making This Up

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Eli said...

My guess is that the iPhone is great.. but it has a lot of issues like Treos do.

Users have to reboot with frequency.

Programs crash from time to time.

I'd guess there are a host of kinks that need to be ironed out.. one hopes that Apple is better than Palm at ironing.


Randy said...

I'm going to call my shot here and predict your results beforehand. Teenagers are under-impressed by the IPhone because they don't use e-mail, they text message, and AT&T's text messaging rates are horrible. Plus there is no AIM or other chat software (yet).

At least that was the conversation I had with a young fellow yesterday as he admired my IPhone. I'm pretty happy with it, so far, myself, but I'm well past teenager status.