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Jun. 30th, 2007

Bad news: my flight SFO-LAX is delayed.
Good news: so is my connection from LAX-BOS. I'm now getting in at more like 1am. But at least I'm still likely to be getting all the way to BOS.

Good news: the Apple store here in Palo Alto has iPhones.
Bad news: they're out of the 8GB ones.
Good news: more time to ponder.

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rifmeister
Jun. 30th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
Wow. Flying Bay Area to Boston via LAX? Not normally the best plan. I guess there was nothing else available?

Sorry you prolly won't make the party.
crs
Jul. 1st, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
Well, I was using Orbitz, which doesn't include Jetblue. Also, I was trying to book the flight kinda while I was on that between-jobs vacations so I wasn't as able to ask around for advice as usual when planning flights.

Next time I'll get it right though. Direct JetBlue to SFO? Sold.

But yeah, it being 3am, even if your party is still going on (I wouldn't put it past you), I am too zonked.
rifmeister
Jul. 1st, 2007 08:10 am (UTC)
Noone else showed up after 3, but we were still going. We're just turning in now.

I'm not sure JetBlue goes direct to SFO. They go direct to San Jose, which is actually closer to Google Mountain View and a more convenient airport (substantially shorter gate time to rental car). Coming back on that route, your only choice is an early redeye (leaves 9:30 or so), which you may or may not want.

There are a couple of American direct to SFO, and a bunch of United. Certainly going through LAX is bad news.
navrins
Jun. 30th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
I'm really confused by this whole iPhone thing. It's a phone and an iPod in one, and more expensive both one-time and ongoing than just buying a phone and an iPod. Why is this such a crazy-good thing? Why is anyone even buying one, let alone waiting on lines for days for them? Why are you buying one?
jered
Jun. 30th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
It's not more expensive than an equivalent phone+iPod and service (e.g. Treo, Blackberry) and is a whole lots more usable for web, email, and general sanity than those other phones. Does that make more sense?

If you just want an iPod and a phone for making phone calls, you want an iPod and a phone. If you want a handheld web browser, you want an iPhone.
crs
Jun. 30th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
A day or two ago I thought the same as you... then I saw a little bit here and a little bit there that started nudging me back into their camp.

I've been using my Nokia for Google Maps extensively on this trip, and it's slow and painful, but having the information available is invaluable. Having that in an integrated system with a less sucky UI? Pure gold.

Same for the web browsing and email client. I needed to get to my email to get my "record identifier" for my ticket... I needed to look up that phone number I got in email the other day, since I lost the post-it. What are the hours for that place again?

These kinds of things were possible with my current phone, but... well... painful. Which meant I used it sparingly.

To have it easy and fast? I can see how that would increase my usage significantly.

Also, I believe my service will get cheaper by a couple bucks if I get one.

Downside I only just now thought of: don't think I can use the iPhone to give my Nokia N800 internet access. Erk.
jered
Jul. 1st, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Correct -- right now Bluetooth is for headsets only, you can't even send/receive images, vcards, etc! (Actually, I haven't yet confirmed that last part, but I think it's true.) Of course, I'm sure that will be fixed in an upcoming software update...

The web and email clients are frighteningly good and fast. Probably the most surprising thing, though, is is the PDF viewer.
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