Saturday, December 24, 2011

iPhone Happiness

As the big day approaches, I’ve been questioning which hardware purchase, over the past ten years, has brought me the most happiness. After about thirty seconds of contemplation, I concluded that, by a wide margin, it was the device in my hand -- my first iPhone.

My iPhone makes me happy not only because of what it allows me to do, but more importantly, how it goes about doing it. I love the sleek interface, the ease of operation, and the fact that people have taken the time to design a product that, although maybe not perfect, really brings me happiness instead of frustration.

I would say that the level of joy I get from my iPhone is at least equal to my first Sony Walkman I had as a teenager. Which is no small feat since the Walkman also smelled really good!

Merry Christmas...

Monday, December 19, 2011

AT&T and T-Mobile was always going to be a bum deal

It appears as if AT&T and T-Mobile finally gave up on their proposed merger today based on this announcement. It has been a long time coming but it now appears to be over. I believe this is a great win for the American consumer but also AT&T shareholders.