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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Dear Santa...

Okay, I've only been talking with my friend (and sometimes commentor) Dan. Apple just rolled out a new iPod that's like an iPhone but without the phone but with wifi. If there's a widget that can edit RTF files (or work like Pages), I wanna I wanna I wanna. I haven't even seen the damn thing yet (as I type the Apple Store is still down).

When I saw the iPhone, this is exactly what I said. Give me wifi, take the phone, and give me a text editor and reader (say Acrobat) and I am sold. Put in a hard drive to get 80 gigs of capacity and I would kiss Steve Jobs on the lips. I'll even use tongue if he needs it (fortunately for both of us it doesn't appear they're going to add hard drive models any time soon, it's a limited time offer, Mr. Jobs, chop chop).

But yeah, add that phantom keyboard tech of whoopa that would be a killer app. Damn, and I was hoping Apple Stock was going back below 40 sometime soon (so I could buy back in). Sigh.

Edit I just mentioned how if this could also do good text work, how at Confusion I can see a lot of people whipping these out instead of laptops. I mean, if this can do text editing, I really want to test it. I mean, take off work and go to the Apple Store, knock little old ladies off the sidewalk into traffic so I can get in line to check it out want to see it. If it does text editing well, I wouldn't need to take a laptop anywhere anymore (this is something I'm always worried about).

6 comments:

Dan Berlyoung said...

Everything old is new again...

It sound almost exactly to me like you are describing a Newton. Just need a keyboard and wouldn't need a laptop... The only new wrinkle is that it has WiFi. That's a BIG difference, but it's still just a Newton on Phenphen (smaller), ecstasy (music) and WiFi (couldn't come up with a pharmaceutical for that one) .

Don't get me wrong, I want one too! (Needs to be 32GB though, I keep my old 20GB iPod mostly full) I just couldn't help but notice the ghost of the Newton standing over Mr. B's shoulder when he typed this entry.

Dan Berlyoung said...

No edit button for us posters? Mumble frotz...

p.s. How many more posts to I need to make to get the 'sometimes' part of 'sometimes commentor' dropped? (grin)

Steve Buchheit said...

Dan, yeah, there's the limit of BLogger coming to the fore again. And you need to comment regularly to be a regular commentor. :)

Steve Buchheit said...

Regularly means more than once a week, BTW. Kind of like BMs. :)

David Klecha said...

I think I'll head down to the Apple Store tomorrow, myself. Got to have a look at this thing.

Steve Buchheit said...

Dave, let me know how you feel about it. I probably won't be able to do hands on for a few weeks.

I've been looking at widgets, so far nothing that works the way I would want (there's a google app widget and a widget that will let you view office docs). What I want is something that will work anywhere to edit text (not just being connected to wifi, because I can't garuntee I'll be connected everywhere, locally I would have to drive 20 minutes to the closest free wifi connection).