Lust...Greed...Wrath...Sloth...Envy...Pride...Gluttony...



Those are the “Seven Deadly Sins”. What a remarkable product Apple has created that can invoke *all* of them.

The iPhone is the most lusted after technology item this century, perhaps even of all centuries.

People are lined up at stores around the United States - most wanting to buy the iPhone for themselves but a good portion will flip their purchase immediately for profit on eBay.

The iPhone has caused its own wave of revulsion from those sick of the hype and from those who simply want to get noticed amid the sturm un drang of the media frenzy.

There are people with no obvious means of support who have been camping out in front of the Apple Store on 5th Ave for days - soaking in the sun, the adulation and the attention from media titans and Average Joes.

Citizens of other countries are rending garments and screaming at the Heavens, “Why can’t we have an iPhone!?”

You can imagine the look on the face, maybe even your own face, the first time you take an iPhone out of your pocket in public (and admit it, you will...often) to “answer a call” (actually, to let others see that you have one). If nothing else, the sin of Pride will be the most fun.

We in Modern Times think of the sin of Gluttony as to be only about food. But it’s actual a sin of overindulgence in any one thing - what better description of the iPhone hype than that?

After all is said and done, will the iPhone be worth all the sin it causes? Will absolution come from the blessing it bestows upon its user? or will we have to add a decidedly 21st Century sin to the list - the sin of “Buyer’s Remorse”.

I’ll let you know on Monday. :)

A little midnight

A little midnight rant/peotry there Shawn ?

/thomas

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Thomas
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Photo's

Shawn,
Just wanted to comment on your excellent photo's. I envy Lesa and yourself being there in line. At least you can purchase 2 iPhones each if need be since you have to buy one for Dave Pogue's friend.
Anyway have a great day and enjoy the view. Regards, Tom

Little bit. :) -- Shawn

Little bit. :)
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Your Mac Life
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Thanks! -- Shawn

Thanks!
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Your Mac Life
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Did Lesa Get an iPhone?

All I want to know is if she got one or not. I'm in Australia, so if she didn't, I'm probably too far away to hear the scream!

She did! I'll post a story

She did! I'll post a story on it in a little bit - editing the Macworld.com video right now.
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Your Mac Life
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