Gizmo Talk: Apple Iphone
A treat for all the music buffs and Apple aficionados___ a new blockbuster gizmo to get you in the mood. The new Apple Iphone, ,a music playing and web browsing device that was launched last Friday has created a mass hysteria of sorts.
Crowds lined up at some of Apple outlets cheered as their doors opened at 6pm local time while smaller groups waited outside At&Tstores.The Iphone melds a phone , We b browser and media player and costs $500 to 600 depending on memory capacity. I haven’t slept in a day and a half said Grantson 41 , an accountant who was one of the first to walk out of Apple s Fifth Avenue outlet clutching the prize
Mr. Grant wish you great musical moments with your new buy…..hope it alleviates your insomnia woes!
Waxing eloquent on the Iphones’ other functional apps, it’s the perfect travel companion,a great toy to take to bed that could perhaps replace your favorite teddy, an exercise aid, or simply the upper to get you grooving and moving to chase way your blues while you work.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy indeed. Thanks to Steve Jobs, you can now sway to some good ole Don Mclean as you hold a telecon and download your excel spreadsheets.
Multitasking with music- music therapy the docs prescribe to improve workplace efficiency.
With harmonization of purchasing power parity, the hungry Indie Jones are sure to gather in droves to join the gold rush for this gizmo. Small and svelte in size and easy on the pocket, this just about makes a small dent on the Indian pocket. Small is beautiful, and affordable as well. I, Me and all that I flaunt an article that appeared in the Hindustan Times guest column writer Gautam Bhatia writes
With the Indian GDP rising to above 9 per cent, the visible path of progress is now measured by the objects that intrude into middle-class life. Day-to-day things acquire special status. At the fruit seller, apples are individually packed in a synthetic mesh; the vegetable vendor sells broccoli, stems packet in cellophane; pears from China sit snugly in plastic moulds, each individually labeled; the vendor himself arrives at the stall, packaged in Wranglers and a new Maruti. Everything and everyone is moving up in the world.
Unfortunately, in a traditional society, this seduction by newer forms and marketing techniques also produces unfortunate dilemmas
There are enough psychological studies damning the supposed inventiveness of new objects. A watch that provides prevailing wind speeds, heart rate, and blood pressure, humidity and temperature levels can no longer be called a watch (should it be available at the watch shop or the chemist?). Just the way a mobile phone with a camera, a calculator, and a microwave oven — the day isn’t far — is no longer a phone. When attachments overtake the original function, the implement loses its purpose. Too much convenience becomes an inconvenience.
Rightly said Bhatia-too much of a good thing is bad. But then again if you’ve got it then you might as well flaunt it!
The customer is evolving, the markets are demanding and tastes getting refined What is then to stop the likes of Steve jobs to leverage these givens and provide doses of feel good factors such as the Iphone in to the market. When skeptics ask why, it may also be appropriate to ask, why not? Human endeavor is not only about making advances in the area of Nano, genetic engineering or medical technology. Innovations in the areas that provide you with these little happy happy nuggets in life are worth the R&D as well.
Cause for concern would arise when happy psychology is based on Jonesing-I do it because my neighbor does, or I own it because my neighbor does!
What is real
That said, what is original or real anyways?
Its lazy Sunday folks, my antique Ipod and some Alan Parsons….till such time I can lay my hands on the snazzy Iphone.