“When she whipped out her iPhone, Erica Sadum could feel her husband’s eyes roll. But she had a point to prove. And in less than a minute, she was able to report to the skeptics around the dinner table that Menno Simons, whose followers are known as Mennonites, was in fact born in 1496,” Michelle Quinn reports for The Los Angeles Times.
Quinn reports, “Apple Inc.’s iPhone, which went on sale nine months ago, isn’t the only so-called smart phone that provides itinerant access to the Web. But its wide screen and top-quality browser make it easy to use and read, which means it can in seconds change a lighthearted conversation into the Pursuit of Truth.”
Quinn reports, “‘It’s turned me from a really annoying know-it-all into an incredibly annoying know-it-all, with the Internet to back me up,’ said Sadum, a technology writer in Denver. ‘”It’s not a social advantage.'”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Jedicid,” “ChicagoPhotoGuy,” and “MacVicta” for the heads up.]