Beyond being a fad in gadgetry, the iPhone already has the ring of a technology which will have a considerable impact on our lives. Some schools are already trying to incorporate them as an integral feature of the classroom. iPhones may well further transform us into alienated knob-twiddlers incapable of social interaction, but they are here to stay for a while – at least until the next paradigm-shifting technology.
The number of apps available for your iPhone has already surpassed 100,000 and some predict this number will quadruple over the next year, so we’ve had a look at some of the clutter and over the next few days will present you with some of the sillier, more futile apps before putting a bit more consideration into finding some better, more useful ones.
A virtual Zippo lighter
This really is useless. The virtual Zippo lighter does exactly what it says on the tin which is essentially nothing. Do not, as a gag, present this to a frustrated smoker asking for a light.
A slight improvement on the Zippo, this one at least makes light saber noises as you wave your phone about.
Pre-modern goes postmodern, technology glimpses its primordial past, etc, etc.
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More feckless iPhone additions tomorrow…