John Dvorak has an excellent article up @ Yahoo! News expressing his disdain for the hype surrounding the iPhone. The opening is pure poetry:
This is the last week of Apple iPhone hype, hyperbole, and hand-wringing. Oh wait, I mean the last week of pre-iPhone hype, hyperbole, and hand-wringingâ€”we have a few more post-iPhone months left on the calendar. I am sick of it. It's all anyone talks about. It dominates the news. It dominates the podcasts and videocasts and magazines. ADVERTISEMENT
Hitler got less coverage when he invaded Poland.
I couldn't agree more. I'm absolutely sick of hearing about the iPhone, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, and a whole host of other useless subjects. I bought a new phone a couple weeks after the iPhone was announced, and I couldn't be happier with it. I wanted a phone with EVDO that I could tether to my laptop for fast Internet access while traveling at customer sites. To that end, the phone works beautifully.
I have a 1GB shuffle, 2GB nano, and a 60GB iPod video. Both my cell-phone and BlackBerry can play MP3 music and video. The last thing I need is to blow another $500 bux on yet another gadget that doesn't do anything new. I am not going to pay $500 for a "slick new touchscreen interface." Quite frankly, I could care less. I am getting a new MacBook Pro though :)