The big announcements from Apple today:
If you were one of the first adopters, standing in line two months ago to get your hands on your very own iPhone, go ahead and beat your head against a wall, the gadget you bought is now second tier, with a newer, improved version available for $200 less than you paid to be a trendster on the first go-around.
If you are one of the millions of happy iPod owners, it’s time to throw that old iPod away and upgrade to the iPod touch, after all how are you going to be able to keep up with all our trendier friends who are surfing Youtube and the rest of the web on their iPhones?
While all of the iDroids are running to the Apple store, uber marketeer, Steve Jobs will be wearing out his fingers, tallying up sales receipts for his latest package of consumer narcotic-gadgetry. And for those of us who don’t have any compelling urge to buy in to the marketing hype, our slightly aging cell phones, let alone the phones tethered to a line cord, will still allow us to make and receive calls, our computers in our homes and offices will still work just fine (well as fine as the technology giants can make it and still make a buck) we will still go to school and work, the buses will still run, the trains will still run, the planes will still fly, maybe a little late, but still fly, the mail will get delivered, we will all pay taxes, or go to prison, and some of us will have plenty of extra cash on hand to maybe buy a few good books, and be able to show someone where Albania is on a map, let alone know what Albania is, without need of a GPS enabled, tune playing, web surfing gadget.