Orwellian iphoneMy cell phone was run over by a bus on Fifth last week, and as the cost to replace the crappy phone was about the same as the cost of defaulting on my Verizon plan, I decided it was an omen that I should get an iPhone.
Initial thoughts: I love it. Flipping it sideways to see coverflow while listening to music, hearing the music attenuate when a call comes in, touching a phone number on a web page and having the option to call it: ingenious interface ideas.
Some funny downsides: The keyboard imposes Orwellian simplicity on my emails. No elaborate thoughts containing Buffy-esque neologisms not in the autocorrection dictionary. Little punctuation, since that requires switching modes. And while it adds apostrophes in many contractions, it can't tell the difference between "its" and "it's" and thus makes me look a little stupid. Apple, could you work on a grammar module that's smarter than Word's?