“My wife, Lynn, two sons and I were driving back from the fantastic St. Edward State Park in Kenmore last Sunday, with Lynn riding shotgun and using my new iPhone and its Google Maps feature to check highway conditions as we headed around the top of the lake. We were trying to choose between I-5 and Lake City Way to get home,” Glenn Fleishman reports for The Seattle Times
“At a stoplight, as Lynn waited for the map to load, a driver in the car to our right gestured to her. We figured we’d left the gas-tank door ajar at the filling station we had just left,” Fleishman reports.
“When Lynn rolled down her window, he asked instead, “Is that an iPhone?” Sure, and we have some Grey Poupon in our Subaru’s glove compartment, too. The fellow was considering buying an iPhone and wondered if I liked it. I gave him a thumbs up,” Fleishman reports.
“All the marketing power in the world couldn’t lead people to be so intensely interested in the iPhone and to want one in spite of themselves. This desire comes from the simple idea that Apple has been lightly spreading for six months: It said it could deliver a phone as elegant and superb as the iPod. And it did,” Fleishman reports.
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