The XX Factor

I Want the New iThingy to Be a Worldchanger

The NYT will be live-blogging Apple’s announcement of its latest creation at 1:00 p.m. ET today, and I, a gadget-girl from my first Palm to my 3Gs (how many people do you know who actually own a Chumby ?), will absolutely be watching. But the more I’ve thought about it, the more redundant I fear the the iBigFlatThing may be for me. I like my iPhone, my Kindle, my laptop. They do what I need them to do. I’m not sure I need a new gadget that combines some, but probably not all, elements of each of the three. But if Apple’s history is any guide, I’m bound to want it. And it’s their job to make sure it does something I haven’t even realized I desperately need yet. I can’t wait to find out what it is.

Remember when we didn’t think a phone needed to be a camera? Ah, the olden days.