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Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012

Dave!Today while heading home from work I had to slam on my brakes to avoid being hit by somebody pulling out of a parking lot. I stopped so hard that I strained my neck. It was a crappy end to a crappy day... though, now that I think about it, there's still two hours left for something new to go terribly wrong.

In better news, today is the fifth anniversary of the original iPhone...

Original iPhone

It hardly seems like it was five whole years ago. Partly because it still looks more beautiful and modern than the majority of mobiles on the market... but mostly because I know people who are still using their original iPhones to this day...

Bad Monkey iPhone

And I'm fairly certain I'd rather have a first-gen iPhone than anything I've tried from Android, Microsoft, or Blackberry (are they even around anymore?). Sure I'd miss the speed, the 3G data throughput, and the ability to run the latest version of iOS... but at least it's still an iPhone. Such is the price you pay for being an Apple Whore, I guess.

So happy birthday iPhone, and many more.

Now I'm taking a pill for my neck so I can go to bed. Yay.

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  1. Ren says:

    Jail-breaking on original iPhone could overcome several of those issues, but I don’t think I could stand being restricted to Edge. Lately, whenever I only have Edge service, it’s like I don’t have data service at all. I’m not sure what’s changed, but I don’t think it’s just my expectations.

    On a related note, I re-watched the video of Jobs introducing the iPhone last night. It was really nice being reminded of how accurate his predictions about its significance were, and how justified his enthusiasm. It was also fun being reminded of which things excited the crowd, most of which we simply take for granted now (scrolling!).

  2. martymankins says:

    I still have an original iPhone 8gb model. It’s been retired to it’s original box (and I have to mention that it wasn’t original to me).

    A nice birthday to celebrate.

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