Thursday, 11 September 2008

An iPhone for me?

Exciting news at work this morning. This was emailed to everyone by our IT manager:
"At this stage we have decided to purchase just two iPhones for evaluation purposes ... We will probably take 3 - 6 months to do a full evaluation ... We will then be in a better position to make some decisions on the possibility/viability of any wider use of iPhones within the company."
The excitement grew, along with the flurry of email replies. Who would be evaluating the phone? Is it me? Are you sure it's not? It could be ... are you really really sure? Oh, you are. Don't we need someone from Christchurch/Tauranga/Wellington/Auckland/Dunedin to test one and see what it's like in this region? Apparently the capital city needs more iPhones (according to the few of us staff who live here, and one of them is my project director, so no arguing with her!). No?

I can convince you that I need one - just look at the educational and organisational benefits!

I'll take good care of it and promise never to do this to it:

So, you can imagine my disappointment when we were informed that Winnie the Pooh, from our Christchurch office, was the lucky evaluator. Apparently he was selected because "if a bear of little brain and no fingers can cope with it then we figure it will be safe for wider staff use". Well, fair enough, especially when you use that logic.

Winnie the Pooh, from our Christchurch office
Officially the luckiest bear in the world


Kelly said...

Ooooooooo, I want an i-phone!!!

Donna said...

Oh man-
My Father in Law has one and loves it. I want one so bad but I can't bring myself to purchase it.

Café Chick said...

It's not so much the cost of the phones themselves which puts these babies out of most people's reach, but the cost of the data plans. Vodafone have already backed down and modified some of their plans and now offer business plans, hence our 'evaluation' trial, but the costs are way out of reach for many everyday people, even those who could probably afford to buy the phone.

As for who gets to actually trial the phone at work? Still waiting ...