City Hall

In the past I’d been a skeptic of converging functions (email, web, mp3 player, etc.) on a mobile phone. I thought it would end up with a device that did nothing well. I was wrong.

This weekend we made a short trip to Philly (photos) and the iPhone was a perfect companion for traveling light. Email, SMS, phone, music, web, of course. I watched In the Valley of Elah on the plane and was impressed (despite lame 24hr DRM rule), listened to part of Better on audiobook, used the “Locate Me” plus Google Maps directions (our rental car didn’t have GPS). The camera is okay, but I tend to mainly use it if there is something to quickly capture and share (instead the G9 came along this trip). Now if it could just print boarding passes.