Personal: Going iPhone and the Amazing Development Going On Today
I just watched the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address by Steve Jobs, from the ad I got for the new (and mercifully cheaper) iPhone coming out next month. Watching this detailed conversation and demonstration between application developers just mercilessly reinforced for me just how comfortably medieval the art of teaching is compared to the details of such coding and innovation, and the turnover rate in such programming from one stage of capability to another. A far cry from the basic building of a computer that I learned in high school.
On the flipside, given the decline in prices, I'll probably finally pick up an iPhone and go mobile, while trying to make a point of staying medieval in my capacities for ignoring the device and actually talk to human beings, and even using complex non-technology thoughts.