Well, the iPhone comes out today at 6pm. And, because it’s Apple we’re dealing with, there’s no way in hell I’ll actually get one. Not because it’s by Apple, of course. I like the company, and I’d love to have one of dem phones that do Teh Int3rn3t and stuff. But I live my life by a credo: never wait in line for shit.
I really wanted a Nintendo Wii when it came out last year, but I wasn’t about to camp out overnight or anything crazy. My process of buying fancy-pants gadgets I would like: walk into a store that sells one, pick one off the shelf, pay for it. Due to this attitude I didn’t get a Wii until two weeks ago. I was walking past EB Games on State Street and saw a hand-written sign in the window that said, “We have 4 Wiis”. I walked in and said, “Is that hand-written sign true?” “Yes,” the woman responded. And so it goes. I can say one thing: Super Paper Mario is a really fun game that evokes old-school Super Mario Bros. (Orig, 2, and 3) while doing a little bit with the 3-D-ness capabilities of the platform…
That was an odd segue, but not completely out of line.
So anyways, the iPhone. I want one, I’m willing to pay for it, and in all honesty my current phone is getting a little creaky. All things considered, however, I can certainly wait until I happen to be walking through an Apple Store and see one on the shelf. That’s the cool thing about having a circle of friends who can barely use a computer: you can’t and don’t impress them with new techy gadgets. I’m sure that exactly one person who reads this site: me, even cares about the iPhone at all. But, being a computer guy, I think it’s pretty nifty. With luck, the entire first generation will remain sold out and I can just get a second gen one in about 8-12 months. That’s after they fix the bugs.
Spacebee and I are going to Summerfest in Milwaukee tonight. Sugarland is playing at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Stage and CMT will be there recording for an August showing. So, maybe I’ll be on country music television. I guess.