Gotta admit it, I'm a hopeless fan girl for Apple products (no surprise to my friends). No, they're not open source (sorry, Darwin project...but really). Still they are leading the tech world in user design and I'm addicted to that elegance....as we used to say when I worked for Apple..."If you cut me I still bleed six colors". And I'm not alone. My pal Mark Shuttleworth has a Mac at home (wants to "study the competition")...but he's also under the spell of the elegance. How could you not be? Actually, Brian Behlendorf is pretty clear about not using Apple products because of the DRM issues (and the proprietary nature of the beast). He did buy one once as a present, however.
So today was the first day you could buy an iPhone. I had to have one. I've had to have one for like months...since January. But I had a 24-hour flu. Bad flu. Achey, chilly, not a good idea to be further away from the Porcelain God than a quick streak across the livingroom.
What to do, what to do? Luckily, my wonderful son Adi agreed to wait in line for me and just brought the new baby home. And...of course I love it. No way to set it up for my Corporate Account (although I have 30 days to deactivate the Personal Account I just set up). Of course it arrives in a very elegant packaging. Of course everybody in the house oohed and ahhed as I was unwrapping and using iTunes to set up an account. And, of course the user experience is *totally* slick. Soooo much fun.
Okay, just thought I'd share. Did I mention that my old "SuperPhone" has been dying for weeks? Sure hope I can get my Intel number copied over...