Thursday, January 11, 2007

IPhone Lust

Sci-fi author and blogger Bruce Sterling links to a report by tech writer David Pogue about the iPhone, which I covet more than any other object in the world right now. My favorite bit:

* The Web browsing experience is incredible. You see the entire Web page on the iPhone's screen. You double-tap any spot to zoom in. Or you use the two-fingered spread-apart gesture to "stretch" the image larger, or pinch your thumb and forefinger on the glass to zoom out again. The manipulation is seamless, smoothly animated—and useful. Using Google Maps to get you driving directions and maps, for example, is just light-years simpler and more powerful than on any other machine, thanks to this "rubber Web page" stretching technology.
As Homer says, "Gwarghhhhh."