Cringely's iPhone Gripes

Robert X. Cringely says the iPhone makes for a miserable telephone

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Robert X. Cringely writes a technology blog for PBS, which I've read for a long time. In his August 29th posting, What Did You Say?, he discusses his unpleasant experiences as a new iPhone owner/user.

I have no iPhone experience, so I can't judge his opinions. However, Cringely's blog is always thoughtful and, to me, he is a very credible source. Plus, he has an excellent perspective owning two iPhones, a Samsung AT&T phone and having just switched from two other cellphone companies to AT&T.

In a nutshell, he says that the iPhone makes a miserable telephone.

The posting is long but only the first five paragraphs address the iPhone. For more about the iPhone, see CNET coverage.

See a summary of all my Defensive Computing postings.

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    Michael Horowitz wrote his first computer program in 1973 and has been a computer nerd ever since. He spent more than 20 years working in an IBM mainframe (MVS) environment. He has worked in the research and development group of a large Wall Street financial company, and has been a technical writer for a mainframe software company.

    He teaches a large range of self-developed classes, the underlying theme being Defensive Computing. Michael is an independent computer consultant, working with small businesses and the self-employed. He can be heard weekly on The Personal Computer Show on WBAI.

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