Welcome to the Brave New iPhone World! To celebrate this semiotic change in memes and thinking, we are offering you the opportunity to opine with us — in essay form — on the role of technology changing the terms of our living. Are you tired of the iPhone coverage yet? Are you getting an iPhone today? If not, what’s wrong with you? If yes, what is your plan to get your hands on one?
Please choose to answer one of the three color-coded question packages below and provide in your essay comment an argument, a rationale, some logic and lots evidentiary proof of your argument.
1. Is Steve Jobs a SuperGenius or is he a huckster with his sticky fingers on the pulse on our worst intentions? In what way has Steve Jobs changed the culture of entertainment and the expectation of electronic technology?
2. Why will the iPhone revolutionize the way we think about computers, cellphones and online communication? Are touch screens the future? Is the iPhone the first, real, handheld computer?
3. The iPhone is nothing special and it is merely an expensive gewgaw with no greater meaning. The EDGE network is slow and the data plans are too expensive. The iPhone marks another declination in the ever-downward spiral of humankind and if you want an iPhone, you have a sad, internal, need to seek silliness and pout for popularity.
We thank you for your participation in helping memorialize this iPhone event-setting trend into tomorrow — even if an iPhone future isn’t wanted in the world in which you hope to live.