Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Wallace 1, Jobs 0.

Kottke quotes a nice bit of futurism re the new iPhone from Infinite Jest.

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?

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