Today is a major milestone in the tech industry. No, it’s not the Netscape IPO and it’s not the crash of the dotcom bust, rather it’s the day we have all been waiting for. Drum roll please…today the iPhone becomes available to the public! Boring! Ok, I admit that the iPhone is a great invention and I certainly wouldn’t pass one up if it was given to me, but does it really deserve all the hype?
This past week alone as I was scrolling through the homepage of CNET, I saw not one, not two, but three to four articles dedicated just to the iPhone. Isn’t that overkill for an organization that is supposed to be a source of “real” news? It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about the two guys that started standing in line at the Apple store in Manhattan FIVE DAYS before the iPhone goes on sale or the guy in San Francisco that posted an add on Craiglist.com offering to scare people out of the iPhone line. Since these guys seem to have so much spare time, I suggest they download “Crazy” from Gnarls Barkley, because that’s what they are, C-R-A-Z-Y!
Now before you start thinking I’m crazy for writing this post, consider what we’re talking about here. It’s an iPhone! It’s not going to change your life, make your more successful, make you better-looking, and it is certainly not going to make you more popular. Yes, a few in your office may want to see what it’s like and play with it for a little, but the insanity will die down. It’s just another product! Isn’t there a better way to spend $600 dollars these days?