Return of the iphone, originally uploaded by baratunde.

I have rejected the Ring after 72 hours under its spell. Baratunde 1, consumerism 0

I have to admit it felt really good to get rid of the thing. The Apple Store sales people thought I was crazy, and the woman in line in front of me was terrified, "But WHHhhhyyyyy??!"

The answer is simple, really. I truly don't need this thing right now. It does less than my current phone. It doesn't do push email or calendar functions from Exchange, most notably. I'm sure there will be software fixes, but why would I put myself through pain for a few months on the hope that eventually the problems introduced by this phone will be solved? Plus, maybe the next version will have GPS and a real wireless data network

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