My Generation

Just when I find a new show I liked and could relate to, ABC pulls it, never to be aired again. Although there was only two episodes aired, this documentary-style drama about a group of twenty-somethings that connect a decade after graduating from high school in Texas will never see the light of day again. It’s unfortunate because I enjoyed the drama, but the ratings didn’t. So here’s to you “My Generation” – it was fun while it lasted.

3.5 Years Later

It was probably inivitable anyway, but it feels good when you’re right. I posted the below two paragraphs on this blog on February 16, 2007 in response to the January 2007 announcement of the iPhone. As I begin to now think about what phone I want early next year, and after playing with the Android-based HTC Droid Incredible the other day, I am happy to see how the iPhone has improved my overall choice and raised the available options to an impressive level in just over three years.

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I’ve been wanting to get a new cell phone for the past several months. The one that I have now has been with me for the past two and a half years and has been a great phone, although the battery life is starting to fade. But I have decided to wait until later this year to get a new cell phone. I have decided to wait not for the iPhone, but because of it.

Yes, I read about the hype when Jobs announced the new phone last month. Yes, the phone looked nice, but it didn’t occur to me to get one. And then, this past Tuesday morning, I arrived early for a meeting at the building on the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue – the site of the world’s busiest Apple store. I decided to go in for a few minutes to warm up. While inside, I checked out a demo of the iPhone and its functions and features. I was impressed, to say the least. The iPhone is the direction that phones are heading and I wanted in. Yet, I’m not one of those guys who loves Apple. I have an iPod and enjoy it, but I am loyal to PCs for my computing needs. Once the iPhone (or whatever else it may be called depending on the dispute with Cisco) comes out, it will only be a matter of months before the big cell phone manufacturers come out with something similar available on the major service providers. The price may be steep, but if all of the iPhone’s bells and whistles work as well as they did on that demo I saw, the price may be worth it. I am not the only one to think this, but this phone will revolutionize cell phones as we know it. And once I have more options and lower prices, I will be ready to jump in.