Archive for June, 2007

iPhoney

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

I entered a contest to win an iPhone. Part of the requirement was to make a YouTube video showing an obsolete phone being either creatively destroyed, or else used for an unconventional purpose.

I couldn’t destroy my phone. I am personally offended by the phone destoying videos. These phones contain some very persistant toxins that are harmful to the environment. I am trying to minimize my carbon footprint. One thing that I will do is keep my old phone until it is so outdated that it cannot be used to make a phone call. I only use my phone for making phone calls.

I noticed that some of the phone smashing videos may have featured fake phones. That’s ingenuity. I think that if I don’t win an iPhone I will buy a toy one this December. That way I can enter another contest a few years down the road an make a video on whatever replaces YouTube where I smash my ‘iPhone’ creatively in hopes of winning whatever is way cooler and newer than the iPhone.

You can find instructions and a download to make your own fake iPhone at the iPhone Blog.

iPhone: Expect a Downturn in the Placeholding Business this Weekend

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

People are being paid handsomely to wait in line for iPhones.

The last I saw, Russel Shaw was quoting Craigslist ads asking for $250 per day.

I honestly wish there was a line somewhere near me, I would totally wait in line for that kind of money. I waited in line for about 15 hours for concert tickets once. Heck it’s June, you wouldn’t even get chilly.

IPhone: iPhact and iPhiction

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

I just finished reading an article in The Onion about some neat iPhone functions. They attribute abilities like self replication and Polaroid photography to the latest must have gadget. In case you didn’t know it, they are not serious.

One real feature is a 2 megapixel camera. The camera that is a feature of the iPhone is better than the camera feature on my CAMERA.

An NYT Dude has a top viewed video on YouTube that shows you some of what his iPhone can do.