When Apple came out with the iPhone, I was wowed like (nearly) everyone else, but I’m a cell phone luddite. In a precog moment I actually thought to myself, “If only it weren’t a phone…” Enter the iPod Touch.
I loved the idea of this device but still wasn’t willing to jump on the technology bandwagon. I have enough pieces of hardware and software calling for constant updates (read: $). I can keep buying $9 packs of field notes, and no one will tell me I have to buy the latest and greatest update.
Cut to the chase, right? As the title implies, I’ve taken the plunge, thanks in large part to an Apple gift card I got from my brother and fellow web marketer, Chad. It’s too early to tell whether it’s as useful as I hoped it would be (contacts, todo lists, calendars — I already have an iPod for music), but I certainly like it. A lot.
And one unforeseen effect: the interface is so interesting, I want to produce content for it. At the very least, I have some fun ideas for wallpapers. We’ll see if I actually manage to crack open the iPhone developer tools.