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I love this thing!

Today I started out kind of excited but also kind of ambivalent. Really, how cool could the iPhone possibly be?

Now, after only one day's worth of playing with it, I'm convinced, Laura's convinced... This thing is amazing! It's about half the thickness of my Treo and easily ten times as powerful, not to mention a hundred times more fun and elegant. Further, I think I'm getting the hang of this keyboard - I'm starting to think that maybe, just maybe, I can use this instead of my laptop when I'm hoofing it around campus. Earlier today my friend Josh called me an Apple fanboi - and you you know what? I am, and I'm proud. Thanks, Apple - this thing rules!


I got to lay hands on one unexpectedly today and my covet-meter went through the roof. I am still waiting until next year for various reasons, but good lord that thing is cooler than expected! I'm very impressed by the size -- for some reason I had expected it to be larger, or at the least much heavier. I can't wait to see what future versions may hold.

I was in the exact same position until about a week and a half ago, when my Treo 650 unexpectedly curled up its toes and died. For some reason, the thing would no longer keep a charge, and would only function when it was plugged in. Voila! Instant land line!

That's why I was "kind of excited but also kind of ambivalent" -- I was a little resentful of having to drop so much money on a 1.0 product, and there are definitely 1.0 quirks in the system and things that it doesn't do that I would have thought that it would, or should. (Better Bluetooth connectivity to the Mac, video or at least zoom in the camera, etc.) But what it does do, it does so astonishingly well that it really is a game-changer. Just the thought of being able to carry this thing around instead of my laptop is mindblowing. It is, in the truest sense of a word I use all too often, wonderful.

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