A short while ago, I finished watching (or actually mostly listening, because I was looking at other things on the net at the same time) Steve Jobs' keynote address at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (why it's called WWDC when "worldwide" is one word is beyond me). Really kind of a pointless exercise, because I could easily have gotten the news I cared about from the Apple website, but for some reason I wanted to see the address. I like listening to Steve Jobs. I think it's his voice.
So, on July 11 the new iPhone 3G is going on sale. It seems like a pretty cool device. I'd played around with the first iPhone at Apple and AT&T stores recently, and had pretty much decided I wanted one. But I was waiting to see if a new one was coming out. Then when the stores ran out of iPhones and it became clear a new one was soon to be announced, I started really looking forward to today. I think it's neat that the new iPhone has GPS in it. But the best thing from my POV is that they slashed the price by $200 dollars. Now granted, if they'd significantly upgraded the device (3G and GPS qualifies I think), I probably would have been willing to pay the old price for one, but now that it's down around the cost of some not-so-smart phones I'd been looking at
, it seems like a steal. I will have one. The 8GB model I think. I already have an 80GB iPod for my growing music library, so all I would need in an iPhone is enough space for enough music to last me a TDY (usually about a week, and I usually have week-long music moods, so syncing songs from one or two genres for a trip should work out fine). I will have one. And I am already on AT&T, so switching to the new phone will be easy.
I am considering getting a gmail account and using it for e-mailing people, and using my comcast account for shopping and as a spam-sink. Appreciate evaluations from users of that platform.
I kind of miss LJ. I don't get very many comments over here from my old LJ friends. I assume (or, at least, I'd like to think) it's because commenting over here is more work. I guess it's possible I've become more boring, though. In fact that's very possible as I have historically written a lot of crap in this thing, both before and after my move. Sometimes I think I should write more about the serious things I occasionally think about. But I'm not sure about doing that here. I kind of see this thing as a diary and a way of keeping in touch with friends more than as a blog to spew my actual deep, serious thoughts into the world. Though going by what I've said at the beginning of this paragraph, it's now even failing at that second stated purpose. I mentioned to gaudium_et_spes
on the phone yesterday that I had been thinking about maybe setting up a separate rant/soapbox/idea blog using wordpress or some such. I was looking at some of those platforms earlier tonight while listening to the keynote. Haven't yet arrived at a decision on that.
I can't make up my mind what my mood is right now.