Spock’s iPhone Wisdom

I’m a firm believer that all things in life eventually lead back to Star Trek. So with all of the hype leading up to tomorrow’s launch of the iPhone, and given some people’s frenzic state of mind regarding the gadget, I’m reminded of this wonderful Original Series quote from everyone’s favorite vulcan:

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” – Spock, Amok Time

I’m sure that the iPhone will live up to the hype, and the gadget-lust is more than well deserved, but there is something to be said for wanting something so bad that it makes you dizzy. Spock is right on the money on this one, just try to keep that in mind while you wait in line. 🙂

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  1. Now, THIS is really a philosophic dimension you do not often see on a new-media-tech-web-computer-blog-thing. Very welcome new perspective on things. Especially for us stupid europeans over here who have to wait until END OF YEAR (!!!!) until the iPhone will arrive.

    In the end, it’s just a phone, right? As sophisticated as it may be, you still need to have somebody you want to talk to.

    (Ok, it’s also an iPod, and you need music you would like to listen to, but you get the idea…)

  2. The wisdom of Spock is quite welcome in this sea of iPhone anxiety. 🙂 Thanks for posting that perspective!

    Now, where are the shortest lines again? 😉

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