My birthday. I hold my breath and wonder what exciting gadget/software/technological miracle The Geek has found for me this year. Whatever it is, I know from experience that it will suddenly and inextricably become a pivotal part of my functional life and I will lose my ability to remember how I lived without it.
I didn’t even know I needed one of these, but let me tell you how totally cool it is.
It surfs the internet, sends and receives email, catalogs my contact list, and syncs its on-board datebook with my Google calendar.
It holds all my music, shows videos, and plays games.
With a simple touch, I can access the weather report, a calculator, road maps, stock prices, or a simple notepad.
It has tons of downloadable free applications, including the Bible, Sudoku, and Pandora radio.
Scrolling by flicking your finger across the screen is indescribably satisfying.
I’m still figuring out all the things it can do, but it has already effortlessly replaced my old iPod and my Palm Pilot in one swift stroke.
In short, I love it.