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The Agenda #45 – the iPhone ten years later, web design for kids and something new (that’s old) from Nintendo

Ten years ago yesterday, I stood in line at a random Cingular (now AT&T) store in Fort Wayne, Ind
The Agenda #45 – the iPhone ten years later, web design for kids and something new (that’s old) from Nintendo
By Andrew Meyers • Issue #45 • View online
Ten years ago yesterday, I stood in line at a random Cingular (now AT&T) store in Fort Wayne, Indiana, waiting to get my hands on it – the original iPhone. I plunked down $600 (seriously, what was I thinking?) for the phone and proceeded to make Julie drive so I could open it in the car.
I’ll never forget my delight as I slid open the box and beheld that perfect sheet of glass. In those days you had to connect your phone to iTunes to activate it, and boy, was that a mess the first night. Cingular’s servers weren’t ready, and I didn’t actually get the phone online with a cellular connection until sometime the next day. Crazy.
It didn’t matter, tough. Even in its non-functional state, the iPhone was a thing of beauty. And I don’t think anyone – even Steve Jobs himself – could have anticipated how it would change the world in its first ten years. The cultural impact of the iPhone (and all the smartphones that followed) just can’t be overstated.
What will we look back on in the same way ten years from now? If I had to guess… nothing. Advances like the iPhone don’t come around every decade, but the frequency at which they arrive is increasing. I can’t wait to see what’s next. Enjoy this week’s issue.
—Andrew

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New on the Site
‘ABCs of the Web’ Board Book
The All-New Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa
Things 3
Links of Note
Happy 10th anniversary to the iPhone, ‘a revolutionary product that changes everything’
Super NES Classic Edition
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Trailer Recreated on Vintage Apple IIc Computer
Wrapping Up
Alright, that’s all for this week! I’ll be back next week with more interesting things. What did you think? Hit the thumbs up or thumbs down below and let me know – thanks!
Jim Gaffigan’s Fathers Day message to his beard.
Jim Gaffigan’s Fathers Day message to his beard.
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