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New iPhone: Day One

Seventeen hours have passed since I upgraded to the new iPhone. Can it possibly be too early for me to make sweeping generalizations and pass judgment? No. I didn’t think so either. The folks at Apple sort of painted themselves into a corner on this one. The original iPhone was just so incredibly, amazingly, stupendously […]

Blackberry Pearl Keyboard Lock

I’ve had a Blackberry Pearl for a few months now and, in general, I love it. It’s a great phone. I love that I can check scores on ESPN and use Google maps and — as a surprise bonus — I can send and receive phone calls and text messages. Here’s what bugs me: The […]

Motorola HS801 Bluetooth Connection

The first thing I did after crossing the marathon finish line was call my girlfriend so she could come get me. It was the last call I would make with my trusty RAZR. My hands were slick with sweat and the phone was coated with the salt and grime that had evaporated from my body […]

Stay Patient, Stay Alive

This month’s issue of Discover Magazine featured an article on The Math of . . . Changing Lanes. It was the usual drek on reasons why I shouldn’t drive like a maniac. It’s the sort of thing my mom would clip and mail to me with an “I told you so”-type note attached. Sneaking its […]


How’s this for serendiptious alliteration? Last night after seeing a television commercial for Cingular cellular I said: I would switch to Cingular but Sarah said their service sucks.

49ers Tickets Missed

I used to work for a paging company about 600 years ago. InterLink Paging. This was back in the dark ages, when mobile phones were still the size of shoe boxes and it actually made sense to own (or lease) a “beeper”. I constantly receive phone calls for previous owners of my numbers. Anyway. We […]

Mobile Phones

I don’t know if I’m ever going to get used to “hands-free” kits for mobile phones. I was inadvertantly fooled by a man speaking into his “hands-free” kit this afternoon. This was probably the thirtieth time this has happened o me. I was strolling through the Century City Mall when I found myself walking towards […]


A recent survey of 6,000 people by recruitment company TMP Worldwide found that irritating mobile phone rings are the top workplace nuisance, followed by malfunctioning equipment such as photocopiers, fax machines and printers. I recently finished my first stint as a contract programmer. (Although I was employed for a few months in 2000 on a […]

eMail Messaging

Update 2016-03-18 — Boy, was I wrong about this one. In my defense, though, it was pretty awful to read email on your phone in the year 2001. “It’s the interface, stupid!” I got in a discussion recently about text messaging on mobile phones. I don’t understand why so much money is being pumped into […]

new phone

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People Can’t Drive

One of the reasons cell phones are such a hazard is that people hold them, keeping one of their hands from the wheel. That’s why many of the proposed laws ban hand-held cell phones. But that’s just a start. If holding a cell phone is dangerous, so is holding a hamburger. That’s why a law […]

Origami Phone

New Origami Trick: Turn Paper Into a Functional Phone “I recently held a working prototype of the new phone–about the size of a credit card–and listened to the ringing at the other end, marveling at the quality of the audio transmitted through the combination earpiece and microphone. And when my call was done, I unwrapped […]

Mobile Phone PDA combination

Baby! It really doesn’t get much cooler than this! My Visor and my cell phone combined?! Awesome! The only drawback is that my Visor is much larger than my phone. What I really want is a Visor/phone combo that’s only as big as my phone. With a camera. That plays video games. And unlocks my […]

Sprint PCS

The Sprint PCS web site is cool. I can see exactly how many minutes I’ve used on my phone this month. You can add features and change passwords and voice mail and yadda yadda yadda too. Technohip.

new phone

Now I have one of these. Ho ho ho.


Cell Phone Industry Group Launches Public Service Campaign Car Phone Safety: Scream “AAHH!” Before Impact

Tampa General

The weekend shifts of an OB-GYN at Tampa General do not appear to be fun-centric. Sylvia works from 1 pm today until 8 am tomorrow. Then she has to be back from 8 am until 5 pm Sunday. In other news: I am currently cellphoneless right now and I feel like a man out of […]