The recently announced iPhone 4 includes a feature called FaceTime; it's wifi videophone functionality. In Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace wrote that within the reality of the book, videophones enjoyed enormous initial popularity but then after a few months, most people gave it up. Why the switch back to voice?
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Wallace 1, Jobs 0.
Kottke quotes a nice bit of futurism re the new iPhone from Infinite Jest.