Tech 3 Weeks in Geek
posted by June 22 at 13:32 PMon
Welcome back to the Week in Geek. Apologies for the hiatus, but geeks are busy and don’t always get around to writing these dumb posts each week. Also, there was that whole Freaky Friday thing, and some kind of drinking conference in Portland.
Anyway, enough excuses. The past three weeks have been chock full of all kinds of geek news, so let’s get started.
Apple posts iPhone Guided Tour videos, e-mails with “Dooooooood” as subject line increase by 900%.
AT&T adds 2000 temporary store staff to handle the expected crush of people with $600 burning a hole in their pockets.
AT&T says rate plans will be announced before 6/29, assuring we’ll know how much to get on that payday loan next Thursday.
Should IT departments be wary of iPhones on their networks? Huh? This guy thinks so.
Apple announced last week that anyone can develop applications for the iPhone, as long as those applications aren’t, you know, applications. In response, Mac application developers freaked right the fuck out.
iPhone to sport a glass screen instead of original plastic, making it more scratch-resistant and less shatter-resistant.
iPhone now polling 4th in 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
AT&T and Apple stores have modified their hours for iPhone Day (formerly known as June 29th). Fuck yeah! Modified hours!
Man spots iPhone on a California train, snaps photo with his inferior piece of shit “cell phone.”
Apple announces iPhone battery life to be better than expected, stock goes up $4.
Wine Director at “prominent restaurant” describes first-hand iPhone experience. His restrained conclusion? “The Apple iPhone is a magical device that for the first time seemlessly blends art, architecture and electronics…,” and then something about Natalie Portman.
And that’s the news. Busy couple of weeks, no?
Watch this space next week for news from the front lines. Though really, I don’t see what all the fuss is about. It looks like a pretty ordinary phone to me.