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September 04, 2007


Brent Robbins

That's cool. I just bought the Garmin Nuvi 350. Now THAT's a nifty little device, I highly recommend it for directions.

Jimmy, is the iPhone encrypted? Would you feel safe checking your online bank account with it?

Also, I found out that it doesn't have the capability for the Flash plug-in. That kinda stinks, eh?


I'm usually an early adopter, but I hesitated getting the iPhone. It's still on my "want" list, though. Can you share any negatives you've run across, aside from the usual complaints such as ATT Edge Network, non-add-on-able, etc.



Am I the only one gripped by the cognitive dissonance of finding a group of people engaging in a dance hundreds of years old at a building honouring a man-god resurrected thousands of years old using satellites and nano-technology...?

Treo Fanboy

Besides that in a Treo you can use the digital assistant program to put the address in the contacts and then click the map button on the contact to bring up googlemaps and, in googlemaps, get directions.

'thann: I saw a very brief review of the iphone in Consumer Reports. You can also google treo/iphone to see some of the arguing back and forth about the benefits and drawbacks of each.


Way coolness. Can Mother Box be far behind?

gsk: Ha! Nice.

Treo Fanboy

Where do you find the time to read comic books?

Oh yeah, "Honey, don't bother me now I'm doing research for the new movie comming out sometime in the future".



Technically, this is very cool, but I've promised not to be really impressed 'til I can plug my phone into the steering wheel and nap all the way there!


OT: inspired by Jimmy, my husband and I are off to our first square dance tonight. THought you all needed to know...


Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever; so no cognitive dissonance with finding a church building by iPhone.

The square dance... well, actually, square dancing in its current form is pretty darned modern. If it'd been contra dancing, maybe we'd have something. :)


Hey, you're a MAN! You're not supposed to ask for directions, even from a nifty hi-tech gadget. Start depending on these silicon crutches and soon you won't be able to find your way to the head without one.


gsk and Maureen have identified an insight I had some years ago when I was desperately stuck on a computer programing problem. In despair, I prayed to St Joseph for inspiration. Which to my shock soon arrived.

I had gsk's reaction. How could a carpenter, who hadn't even heard of electricity, help me with Visual Basic? But God is eternal and was smart enough to create the intricacies of the cosmos out of nothing, so VB is even 'easier'.

Sometimes we question the contemporary relevance of Bible 'myths' written in a very different culture millenia ago. I reply yes, culture has changed but the human condition hasn't and neither has God.


Actually, my RAZR has a similar "tap-to-call functionality".

I was similarly pleased when I discovered this last month.

Smoky Mountain


I think they had at least QBasic back then.

My Sony Ericsson Z520a would do the same thing. I was pretty impressed at the time. But that model is about 2 years old so I'm sure that this feature isn't unique to the iPhone and hasn't been for some time.


I too have the iPhone and I love the google maps. I'vemany times pulled up my hometown (Rochester) and typed in say pizza hut to find the closest one. You just search click on the location and tap the phone number to order your take out.

I do wish it had gps but that would probably kill battery life. I also never realized how much I want to cut and paste. For example, I wanted to add my tada list onto mycatholic.com page but I had to copy an entire URL while switching back and forth between pages.

Btw I usually read ja.com before heading to bed and it doesn't wake my wife up like a laptop would.


The Iphone seems pretty cool, and the directions thing is really cool, but every time I see a commercial for the thing, I just want to scream, hey... that's inaccessible! I shouldn't be surprised though, Apple hasn't attempted anything accessible for us blind folks since 1989. I know, cause I remember using Outspoken, a very slow speech program. Thank God for JFW, though that's losing it's quality as well... sigh. Sorry, but I'd love to see Apple products talk someday, and it just gets me upset that they haven't even made an efort. Okay, rant over. And still, for all of you with working eyeballs, the Iphone seems really cool.


So Jimmy what are you going to do with your 100 dollar credit?


I don't like cellphones that have a lot of stuff loaded into them, so I'm not interested in the iPhone. But that new iPod Touch sure looks attractive...

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