The iPhone on the road, part 1: Iowa

Travels with the iPhone

In between jobs, I'm lucky to have a few weeks off for vacation. My first destination was Iowa City, Iowa, m hometown. Iowa has been great for fiber optic connections and is not as rural as one would expect. That said, my parents don't have a broadband connection instead opting for a quaint dial-up connection. Lucky for me, EDGE network as actually faster than my parent's desktop computer.

But, the iPhone proved a lifesaver when it came to a very Iowa pastime - a presidential election event, i.e., an appearance by Sen. Barrack Obama. Somehow I ended up on-stage with him, one of those people standing behind a candidate as they talk about this or that. Of course, I wanted to take pictures and I brought my trusty camera with me. But, there was one catch - I forgot my battery in its charger - d-oh!

Ah, but the iPhone with its camera managed to save me and capture a few snapshots of this event, including the backside of a potential president. It turned out that local media caught some far better pictures of the event, but still, it was nice that I could at least snap a couple as I am far less likely to forget my iPhone than my camera.

Here are the pics from the iPhone.

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    Kevin Ho is an attorney living in San Francisco. He's from Iowa originally where he got his first Atari computer when he was little and remembers using the Apple IIGS. He is PC-user but secretly a Mac person in the closet as evidenced by many an iPod cluttering his desk drawers. He'll be writing about his experience with the iPhone. Disclosure.

     

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