Michele Hanson gives us the the other take on the iPhone - 'After queueing for days outside the shops in America to get the new iPhone, out people came, waving their little iPhone shopping bags in triumph to wild applause from the waiting crowds, as if they had just won the second world war. I saw one of these maniac shoppers interviewed on telly. "The hardware is dead sexy," said he.
No it is not. And neither is he. Tell him, girls. It is not sexy to obsess over pointless little gadgets and turn yourself into a boss-eyed capon with a fat bum while sitting endlessly fiddling and pokety-poking at your little bit of equipment.
Could I advise those afflicted to lock their iPhones away in a dark cupboard and step out into the world? Why not buy a dog, boys, or a pet rat, or a pot plant? Do the gardening, tap the ground repeatedly and watch the worms wriggle to the surface. It's all far more fascinating, and cheaper.'
Don't blame me, blame the Guardian. And for more mobile (sorry, cell) phones on the path try here, and here.
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