Thursday, November 08, 2007

Time Magazine Gets Sucked Into Reality Distortion Field

I'm glad that Time's international editions managed to retain a little more perspective than the US Edition, but the hype about the iPhone is getting completely out of hand.
"The iPhone is more than just a gadget. It's a genuine handheld computer, the first device that really deserves the name." - Time Magazine
What kind of nonsense is this? It's no more of a computer than a Palm or Blackberry, or for that matter, my Nokia bottom-of-the-range phone. Or does the writer mean that because the phone can be hacked that it is now a "real" computer? No one needed to hack the others to install apps! Only on the iPhone - only from Apple. I guess Time fails this week's gullibility test.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree ... probably the biggest hyped gadget after the Ipod (Creative Zen Vision M and other players will totally crush it in terms of features as has always been the case). I really can't stand Apple these days (they DO have some good products, don't get me wrong) but they are the new Sony of the world: all about style and flare and overpriced items, nothing to back it up in terms of quality and reliability.

I've never bought an Apple product and don't ever intend to. Don't get sucked in to doing so by the media.