Following last Friday's iPhone tech mess, in which software problems temporarily prevented the activation of thousands of iPhones around the world, some bloggers apparently blamed the glitch not on Apple -- but on an alien invasion. A commenter called Corey C. says that the phones' failures were the byproduct of "alien infiltration of our technology."
The Bizzy Life thinks that iPods are aliene technology; the invasion is over, and the aliens have won: "Have we been conquered and we don’t even know it? Is Steve Jobs actually an evil war lord from the planet Apple. (Pod - iPod - is that just a coincidence?) "
Fear not. Marvin the Martian means no hard. He warns Earthlings (on his blog, of course) that iPhones are just "the latest brick in the wall of soulless 'me too!' consumerism."
Something -- aliens, whatever -- is certainly preventing iPhones from being sold in Brooklyn. All three AT&T stores are sold out. (Apple stores in Manhattan still have inventory.) According to CNBC, Apple has sold one million iPhones since Friday, and users have already downloaded more than 10 million applications from its new App Store -- apps like mobile versions of the New York Times, the Associated Press, and Bloomberg.
One you get a hold of an iPhone, and download your software, that still doesn't mean your phone will work everywhere in the city/north east. Pogue writes about AT&T's dead zones in the NY Times -- dead zones so big you can drive a truck through them.
They can't blames aliens for these, can they?
- Buying an iPhone in Brooklyn -- Good Luck
- Where to Buy an iPhone in Brooklyn: The List (from 2007, not 2008)
- iPhone Mania -- Hey, That's Brooklyn!
Photo by MK Metz