September 29, 2012
2012: A Black Monolith
Above, my iPhone 5, photographed a few minutes ago using my soon to be departed iPhone 4S.
The drop dead gorgeous new iteration arrived this past Wednesday at around 11 am.
Since that time I have unboxed it but not — repeat, not — turned it on.
Thus, I am well into Day 4 of the adoration of the obelisk, as practiced by a world-class fanboy.
I might touch the power switch tomorrow — then again, I might not.
It could be days — maybe weeks — before I am ready to move beyond my current state of visual and psychological rapture.
If you don't understand why my approach makes perfect sense to me you will never, ever, understand who I am and what makes me tick.
September 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM | Permalink
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I identify with you totally.
Someday I will own an iphone5. Probably when the 8s comes out.
Until I live in the US and can sign up for a plan I will have to buy the old cast off's from people like you. Can I buy yours? Know anyone who has a 4s they want to sell? I'm in the U.S. for a couple of months.
Posted by: Carol | Sep 30, 2012 5:13:16 PM
We had to turn it on in the store to make sure there weren't any problems. My 4 already feels like it has been squeezed together.
Posted by: Alice | Sep 30, 2012 3:36:02 PM
I do understand. You possess it. Completely.
Posted by: okobojikid | Sep 30, 2012 10:23:12 AM
Freud knows you. Deferred gratification (a/k/a anticipation is better than having).
You took 12 years (more or less) post baccalaureate to start work. You are a zen master of deferred gratification.
The only problem: many times wanting is more satisfying than having.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Sep 30, 2012 4:46:21 AM
you better hurry up joe - or i'm going wet my pants
Posted by: sherlock | Sep 30, 2012 4:09:44 AM
Well, at the risk of putting my neck on the block, it is possible for someone to understand to some extent (never, ever completely) why the delay makes sense from your frame of reference, but STILL want you to go ahead and turn it on. You have, after all, whipped some of your audience, too, into a state of excitement, and they might not all have the same degree of rapture tolerance that you have. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Flautist | Sep 30, 2012 12:32:52 AM
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