The buzz in my little corner of the blogosphere about the iphone has been interesting. Here are several of the most recent posts from my blogroll, both pro and con, about purchasing an iphone:
Bill Kinnon says, “What future moth-eaten and rust-potentialed things do I cling to? God help me!”
Bob Hyatt got one. He says, “I’m a weak, weak man and Steve Jobs totally owns me.”
Helen did too. She says, “It’s interesting what people will pay for…”
Brant Hansen puts it on his list of Totally Awesome Things I’m Not Going to Buy!
Sean Palmer confesses, “all of my sermons and talk about consumerism and the American culture of lust and excess have blown up in my face.”
According to “overly critical idealistic uncool hippie blogger” Shaun Groves, “The iPhone does what our current pieces of plastic and circuitry do, only it’s newer and different…and cool.”
New technology isn’t something I lust after. In fact, I only got my first cell phone around Christmas. I think it’s a Razr. My kids say it has a camera and a voicemail thing, but I don’t know how to use them yet. Obviously, I have no need for more technology since I am not using the technology I already have.
I think if we are honest, we each have at least one area of indulgence that would be tough to defend in the face of world poverty. When it comes to consumerism and where we draw the line on purchases, I don’t think we can draw that line for someone else.
Personally, I have plenty of my own logs to deal with. In fact, I can’t even see your speck.