Thursday, April 23, 2009

iPhone: the Dreadnought of the 21st Century?

I found such a well written post on the iPhone by MG Siegler in TechCrunch that I felt a need to send you a couple of excerpts.

First a few facts: “People can downplay the actual number of iPhones in circulation all they want — the fact of the matter is that it has changed things. While there were some third-party mobile app developers before Apple’s App Store, they received almost no attention, and as such, it wasn’t really a viable business. Now, everyone and their mother is flocking to develop for the App Store. And every major mobile player is rushing to make their own app stores. But Apple’s already has over 35,000 apps — and in a few short hours, there will have been one billion apps downloaded in just 9 months.”

Now a strong opinion: “The fact of the matter is, that iPhone is simply the best all-in-one device that I’ve ever owned. I cannot imagine my life without it now. I would be lost — sometimes literally — without it. I say that because I know that of the 21 million iPhone owners out there — there are a great deal who feel the exact same way. That may be annoying, and may even sound pretentious to those who don’t own an iPhone — but I’m giving you my honest take as someone who has owned and/or tried a lot of the so-called “smartphones” out there.”

As I write, MG’s post has generated 125 comments, some of which are very insightful. Take a look.

As for Dreadnoughts, The British battleship HMS Dreadnought had such an impact when launched in 1906 that battleships built after her were referred to as 'dreadnoughts'. The arrival of the dreadnoughts sparked a technology-based arms race, principally between Britain and Germany but reflected worldwide, as the new class of warships became a crucial symbol of national power.


  1. Big George! Great minds think alike....I was going along the same lines today:

  2. If you can’t get to the url above, you can see Jack’s post by clicking here. I checked out some of his other posts; here is his reading list from a few posts ago. Thanks, Jack, see you at the eBrew.

  3. As you can see, neither Jack nor I had any luck posting click-thru links in the comments section of this blog. So I just added his blog, "Ececutive Advisory Program," to the list of blogs I read at the bottom of this document. You can click on it there.

  4. I was trying to figure that out myself! On my blog (also powered by blogspot) you can embed some raw html. Let's see if I can get a Sample link working.

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