Me and My Lust for the iPod Touch: Page 2

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I don’t care about the price, I don’t care that there are alternatives I could choose, I don’t care about the reports that some people are having problems with the screens. I’m willing to overlook the fact that the iPod touch has Safari installed (a lame duck browser that we’ve not seen the likes of since Netscape) and there’s no opportunity to install something sensible like Opera or Firefox on it.

I’m even letting the fact that it doesn’t have a dedicated email client slide. The issues that I had with the built-in battery (when it came to the iPhone) have evaporated. I’m usually a pretty cautious person when it comes to spending money on technology but this time I’m throwing caution to the wind.

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So we ordered one. Actually it was my wife who ordered it, and she must also be caught up in the reality distortion field because she ordered two. Even though they’ve been ordered online, I’ve called a couple of local Apple stores (by “local” I mean a few hours away) checking for stock, but with no luck. I log onto Amazon daily checking for an updated delivery date, hoping that the pre-order status has changed to “available.” If a local store gets some in stock before Amazon does, I’m more than willing to drive to an Apple store to pick them up. Steve Jobs has me hooked and he’s reeling me in.

To be honest with you I’m starting to get worried. I’ve never been this caught up by an Apple product. I’ve never even bought a 1st gen Apple product before, let alone pre-ordered something. I’ve never been caught up wondering how a new Apple product will make my life easier. I feel that this could be a very slippery slope which could end up costing me a lot of cash in the long run. I’m especially concerned that if I end up going to an Apple store I’ll make some extra crazy purchases. Maybe I should take cash and leave the credit cards at home.

I’ve just checked Amazon again and the delivery date is still unchanged. Maybe it’ll change tomorrow …

Is this how an Apple fanboy is created?

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