you still don’t have an iphone?!

iphone_screenshot2Some of you still don’t have an iphone.  You know who you are.  Why do you resist?  (And please don’t say anything about the lack of a key board, cost, etc.)

So, here are ten more reasons for why you need an iphone:

  1. — one-button access to the latest posts.
  2. Google — all kinds of google goodies right at your finger tips.
  3. iFractal — hours of fun.
  4. Skype — call a colleague abroad for free.
  5. Facebook — see what you’re friends are up to.
  6. Pandora — create your own (free) music stations.
  7. Youtube — clips to fight boredom at the DMV.
  8. Textfree — free texting.
  9. Stanza — free ebooks and classics via gutenberg etc.
  10. ok, so, there are dozens of additional reasons (free podcasts, iTunesU, etc).

Get with the program!

Written by teppo

May 3, 2009 at 12:18 am

15 Responses

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  1. What’s this ad?? After this, I will unsubscribe to your feed. Bye bye.



    May 3, 2009 at 8:47 am

  2. Two words that will shatter your reality:

    Windows Mobile


    Naadir Jeewa

    May 3, 2009 at 8:59 am

  3. Alienating your audience? Sounds like Apple hatin’ to me. How is it I still don’t have an iPhone? So embarrassing.


    Joseph Logan

    May 3, 2009 at 10:11 am

  4. This site’s been 50-60% astroturf for a good six months. Going 100% this weekend with facebook/FT/EubankNature(tm)/iphone/cody was quite brazen, but you seem to have tipped your hand a little too much.



    May 3, 2009 at 12:00 pm

  5. The iPhone is the only Apple toy I don’t own. Take out the damned phone and I might buy one. Even a plain vanilla mobile phone is a tool of subjugation — shackles for the 21st century.



    May 3, 2009 at 12:35 pm

  6. Why not?
    It is a cute gadget, but…
    1. Cost is still an issue: a minimum of annual expense of close to $1000 (I’d rather travel) + $200 to $300 for the device.
    2. You cannot swap SIM cards (which matters when you travel abroad) and you are stuck with AT&T.
    3. I hate the touch screen keyboard.
    4. I agree with REW: I don’t like ‘smart phones’ — I already have too much access to the internet as it is.



    May 3, 2009 at 1:51 pm

  7. Take out the damned phone and I might buy one.

    I guess you’ll be buying an iPod Touch, then.



    May 3, 2009 at 1:57 pm

  8. Cost, primarily. My half of the current monthly cell phone bill is about $27. I can’t justify a 200% increase each month in order to check my e-mail and browse the web from anywhere in the country.



    May 3, 2009 at 2:17 pm

  9. Why the outrage? Teppo’s always been shameless in his love of Apple. Promoting the stuff you like is one of the benefits of blogging.



    May 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm

  10. Well — I guess we can’t please everyone: we lost some folks during our crisis last year, Peter might be done with us, and Irene definitely is.



    May 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm

  11. I’m perfectly happy with my three year old flip phone.



    May 3, 2009 at 7:40 pm

  12. iPhone is cute. When Apple decides to let people use their technology/products without binding them as customers, I might buy one. Setting aside the fact that you must have a 2 year contract, the price of the contract is an issue in itself.



    May 3, 2009 at 8:57 pm

  13. Take out the damned phone and I might buy one.

    I guess you’ll be buying an iPod Touch, then.

    Already have it full! Waiting for the next version w/ more capacity.



    May 4, 2009 at 1:42 am

  14. I am actually amazed that sociologists of all people are willing to fork out this much money for a cell phone. I travel a lot, so my Sony Ericsson ($200, with internet capabilities, MP3 player, FM radio, and a great camera) is an unlocked quad-band, so I can buy local SIM cards everywhere I go. I use T-Mobile prepaid, and only spend about $20 a month most of the time. Sure, it’d be nice to have internet access on my phone, but I’m not willing to pay so much extra for it.



    May 11, 2009 at 7:58 pm

  15. […] in this case, a portable media player — but a particular brand. In a decision sure to warm Teppo’s heart, the school announced last week that incoming freshmen will be required to own an iPhone or […]


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