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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default Restaurants in My Pocket!

    Restaurants in My Pocket!

    The iPhone (cell phone) has a few great "look-up-stuff" software
    applications.

    "I Want" is one. I tapped restaurants and it found every restaurant near me
    for miles around from closest to farthest. It also let me search by
    cuisine.

    I can't believe all the new restaurants that have sprung up in town.

    The program also lets you read reviews by others. The reviews are, by and
    large, very good. I've only found fault with a couple.

    There's an Indian restaurant in town I want to try. No German cuisine
    restaurants for miles around.

    I may try a few others, if only to increase my cholesterol and blood
    pressure readings.

    It also can look up nearby "anything imaginable" and GPS get you there from
    where you're standing or driving! You can of course dial them. Even pick
    from a list of nearby movie theaters and see what's playing and show times.

    http://i40.tinypic.com/35naatc.jpg (two screens, side by side).

    Quite amazing to have all that information in my pocket! Life changing as
    far as convenience goes.

    Best,

    Andy

  2. #2
    notbob Guest

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    On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Quite amazing to have all that information in my pocket! Life changing as
    > far as convenience goes.


    Wow! And this only costs what?.... $300-400 + $80-100 mo + service fees
    versus the same info in a free phone book. Such a deal.

    nb

  3. #3
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Restaurants in My Pocket!

    notbob said...

    > On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Quite amazing to have all that information in my pocket! Life changing

    as
    >> far as convenience goes.

    >
    > Wow! And this only costs what?.... $300-400 + $80-100 mo + service fees
    > versus the same info in a free phone book. Such a deal.
    >
    > nb



    nb,

    Do you carry around a phone book??

    Do you also carry...

    *A cell phone
    *An ipod
    *A camera still and video
    *GPS/maps
    *SMS text messaging
    *Web browser
    *Doc viewer (for all my user manuals)
    *Book reader
    *Complete Sports scores (up to the minute, as it happens)
    *Streaming Radio
    *Dictionaries/language translators
    *Youtube player
    *HP 11C, 12C, 15C, 14C Calculator
    *Weather
    *Stock prices
    *Visual voice mail
    *Calendar/appointments/alarms
    *Clocks around the world
    *Cookbooks
    *White/yellow pages
    *Harmonica, guitar, piano, drums, synth
    *Much more


    It's just TOO convenient for me. Ease of use. Intuitiveness. Everything
    about it is stunning. I consider the cost to be inconsequential. YMMV.

    Best,

    Andy

  4. #4
    notbob Guest

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    On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Do you also carry...
    >
    > *A cell phone

    |
    |
    (absurd list of usless crap)
    |
    |
    > *Much more


    No, and why would I want to. Keys and my wallet pretty much do it for me.
    I don't even have a watch, yet I still manage to survive. Amazing, but
    true.

    nb

  5. #5
    Gregory Morrow Guest

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    Andy wrote:

    > notbob said...
    >
    > > On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Quite amazing to have all that information in my pocket! Life changing

    > as
    > >> far as convenience goes.

    > >
    > > Wow! And this only costs what?.... $300-400 + $80-100 mo + service fees
    > > versus the same info in a free phone book. Such a deal.
    > >
    > > nb

    >
    >
    > nb,
    >
    > Do you carry around a phone book??
    >
    > Do you also carry...
    >
    > *A cell phone
    > *An ipod
    > *A camera still and video
    > *GPS/maps
    > *SMS text messaging
    > *Web browser
    > *Doc viewer (for all my user manuals)
    > *Book reader
    > *Complete Sports scores (up to the minute, as it happens)
    > *Streaming Radio
    > *Dictionaries/language translators
    > *Youtube player
    > *HP 11C, 12C, 15C, 14C Calculator
    > *Weather
    > *Stock prices
    > *Visual voice mail
    > *Calendar/appointments/alarms
    > *Clocks around the world
    > *Cookbooks
    > *White/yellow pages
    > *Harmonica, guitar, piano, drums, synth
    > *Much more
    >
    >
    > It's just TOO convenient for me. Ease of use. Intuitiveness. Everything
    > about it is stunning. I consider the cost to be inconsequential. YMMV.
    >



    You must be a *very* busy guy when you are out there walking around, Andy...

    ;-p


    --
    Best
    Greg



  6. #6
    Gregory Morrow Guest

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    notbob wrote:

    > On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Quite amazing to have all that information in my pocket! Life changing

    as
    > > far as convenience goes.

    >
    > Wow! And this only costs what?.... $300-400 + $80-100 mo + service fees
    > versus the same info in a free phone book. Such a deal.



    I'm always amused by the peeps that are crying about their finances and the
    "New Depression" while they are shelling out all those bux for the newest
    iWhatever bling...not so long ago that amount of money could have pretty
    much paid the rent.

    We live in a *very* spoiled age, nb...

    :-|


    --
    Best
    Greg



  7. #7
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Restaurants in My Pocket!


    "Gregory Morrow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] m...
    >
    > Andy wrote:
    >
    >> notbob said...
    >>
    >> > On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Quite amazing to have all that information in my pocket! Life changing

    >> as
    >> >> far as convenience goes.
    >> >
    >> > Wow! And this only costs what?.... $300-400 + $80-100 mo + service
    >> > fees
    >> > versus the same info in a free phone book. Such a deal.
    >> >
    >> > nb

    >>
    >>
    >> nb,
    >>
    >> Do you carry around a phone book??
    >>
    >> Do you also carry...
    >>
    >> *A cell phone
    >> *An ipod
    >> *A camera still and video
    >> *GPS/maps
    >> *SMS text messaging
    >> *Web browser
    >> *Doc viewer (for all my user manuals)
    >> *Book reader
    >> *Complete Sports scores (up to the minute, as it happens)
    >> *Streaming Radio
    >> *Dictionaries/language translators
    >> *Youtube player
    >> *HP 11C, 12C, 15C, 14C Calculator
    >> *Weather
    >> *Stock prices
    >> *Visual voice mail
    >> *Calendar/appointments/alarms
    >> *Clocks around the world
    >> *Cookbooks
    >> *White/yellow pages
    >> *Harmonica, guitar, piano, drums, synth
    >> *Much more
    >>
    >>
    >> It's just TOO convenient for me. Ease of use. Intuitiveness. Everything
    >> about it is stunning. I consider the cost to be inconsequential. YMMV.
    >>

    >
    >
    > You must be a *very* busy guy when you are out there walking around,
    > Andy...
    >
    > ;-p
    >
    >
    > --
    > Best
    > Greg
    >
    >

    Most everything on that list is covered by a Blackberry.

    I have it all covered with keys and my wallet.




  8. #8
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Restaurants in My Pocket!

    On 2009-02-18, Gregory Morrow <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > We live in a *very* spoiled age, nb...


    The old adage used to be, FIND a need and fill it. Today, it's INVENT a
    need and fill it.

    OTOH, we all have our pet passions. If it floats Andy's boat to have a
    synthesizer in his pocket, so be it. To each his own. My biggest problem
    with the iphone, besides the cost, is that it's two-way. It's still a cell
    phone under all that other crap and I have no desire to be tethered to a
    phone. I get enough crap calls on my home phone. I'll be damned if I'll pay
    even more to be aggravated everywhere I go.

    nb

  9. #9
    Mr. Bill Guest

    Default Re: Restaurants in My Pocket!

    On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:39:15 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'll be damned if I'll pay
    >even more to be aggravated everywhere I go.


    AMEN to that one

  10. #10
    jmcquown Guest

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    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:3GVml.5376$[email protected]..
    > On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Do you also carry...
    >>
    >> *A cell phone

    > |
    > |
    > (absurd list of usless crap)
    > |
    > |
    >> *Much more

    >
    > No, and why would I want to. Keys and my wallet pretty much do it for me.
    > I don't even have a watch, yet I still manage to survive. Amazing, but
    > true.
    >
    > nb



    LOL! Too true. I do wear a watch

    Jill


  11. #11
    James Silverton Guest

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    jmcquown wrote on Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:48:19 -0500:

    > "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:3GVml.5376$[email protected]..
    >> On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Do you also carry...
    >>>
    >>> *A cell phone

    > |>
    >> (absurd list of usless crap)

    > |>
    >>> *Much more

    >>
    >> No, and why would I want to. Keys and my wallet pretty much do it
    >> for me. I don't even have a watch, yet I still manage
    >> to survive. Amazing, but true.
    >>
    >> nb


    > LOL! Too true. I do wear a watch


    A surprising number of people, including some relatives of mine, don't
    wear watches but they all carry cell phones that will display the time.
    I'm no expert on those things but is there a Dick Tracy style wrist
    phone?

    It's interesting what people will or will not carry. Many people dump
    any coins that they receive in change into a jar at night. They may take
    them to a bank once in a while if there is a no-charge counting machine
    available.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  12. #12
    Tracy Guest

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    notbob wrote:
    > On 2009-02-18, Gregory Morrow <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> We live in a *very* spoiled age, nb...

    >
    > The old adage used to be, FIND a need and fill it. Today, it's INVENT a
    > need and fill it.
    >
    > OTOH, we all have our pet passions. If it floats Andy's boat to have a
    > synthesizer in his pocket, so be it. To each his own. My biggest problem
    > with the iphone, besides the cost, is that it's two-way. It's still a cell
    > phone under all that other crap and I have no desire to be tethered to a
    > phone. I get enough crap calls on my home phone. I'll be damned if I'll pay
    > even more to be aggravated everywhere I go.
    >
    > nb


    My biggest problem with the iphone is that it is only available through
    AT&T.
    I do like a good gadget - but within reason and however much the iPhone
    is -it is too much. All those extra features/plugins/applications/or
    whatever they are called probably cost more too.

    Tracy

  13. #13
    [email protected] Guest

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    Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My biggest problem with the iphone is that it is only available through
    > AT&T.


    Can't blame you for not wanting to be shackled to AT&T, or any other
    corporate entity.

    > I do like a good gadget - but within reason and however much the iPhone
    > is -it is too much. All those extra features/plugins/applications/or
    > whatever they are called probably cost more too.


    Actually, from what I've heard, the iPhone applications are all supposed
    to cost $1 or something like that. So anyone can have dozens without
    breaking the bank buying the apps. No idea what service charges or fees
    apply to actually *using* said apps. I'm a plain old telephone kind of
    guy, even if it is a cell phone these days. Mine doesn't have a camera
    and it's getting hard to find one without that.

    I have nothing against the technology and gadgets, just don't have
    any real need/desire for most of it.

    Bill Ranck
    Blacksburg, Va.

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:VjWml.193$[email protected]..
    > jmcquown wrote on Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:48:19 -0500:
    >
    >> "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:3GVml.5376$[email protected]..
    >>> On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Do you also carry...
    >>>>
    >>>> *A cell phone

    >> |>
    >>> (absurd list of usless crap)

    >> |>
    >>>> *Much more
    >>>
    >>> No, and why would I want to. Keys and my wallet pretty much do it for
    >>> me. I don't even have a watch, yet I still manage
    >>> to survive. Amazing, but true.
    >>>
    >>> nb

    >
    >> LOL! Too true. I do wear a watch

    >
    > A surprising number of people, including some relatives of mine, don't
    > wear watches but they all carry cell phones that will display the time.
    > I'm no expert on those things but is there a Dick Tracy style wrist phone?
    >

    There probably is, James. I haven't checked Half the time I forget to
    take my cell phone with me. I only have one for emergencies, anyway. And
    it doesn't have any bells or whistles.

    > It's interesting what people will or will not carry. Many people dump any
    > coins that they receive in change into a jar at night. They may take them
    > to a bank once in a while if there is a no-charge counting machine
    > available.
    >

    My mother dumped her change into a drawer Every once in a while she'd
    count the coins the old fashioned way, put them into coin wrappers and take
    them to the bank. I use a mason jar for my change. I don't look for a
    counting machine, either

    Jill


  15. #15
    Pennyaline Guest

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    Andy wrote:
    > Do you carry around a phone book??
    >
    > Do you also carry...
    >
    > *A cell phone
    > *An ipod
    > *A camera still and video
    > *GPS/maps
    > *SMS text messaging
    > *Web browser
    > *Doc viewer (for all my user manuals)
    > *Book reader
    > *Complete Sports scores (up to the minute, as it happens)
    > *Streaming Radio
    > *Dictionaries/language translators
    > *Youtube player
    > *HP 11C, 12C, 15C, 14C Calculator
    > *Weather
    > *Stock prices
    > *Visual voice mail
    > *Calendar/appointments/alarms
    > *Clocks around the world
    > *Cookbooks
    > *White/yellow pages
    > *Harmonica, guitar, piano, drums, synth
    > *Much more


    Yes, most of that is in my Blackberry, along with medical reference
    programs.

    Andy, you're behaving as though the iPhone just came out. I think every
    cell phone manufacturer and service provider has its own version of it
    on the market now, some of them superior to the original.

  16. #16
    George Guest

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    James Silverton wrote:
    > jmcquown wrote on Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:48:19 -0500:
    >
    >> "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:3GVml.5376$[email protected]..
    >>> On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Do you also carry...
    >>>>
    >>>> *A cell phone

    >> |>
    >>> (absurd list of usless crap)

    >> |>
    >>>> *Much more
    >>>
    >>> No, and why would I want to. Keys and my wallet pretty much do it
    >>> for me. I don't even have a watch, yet I still manage
    >>> to survive. Amazing, but true.
    >>>
    >>> nb

    >
    >> LOL! Too true. I do wear a watch

    >
    > A surprising number of people, including some relatives of mine, don't
    > wear watches but they all carry cell phones that will display the time.
    > I'm no expert on those things but is there a Dick Tracy style wrist phone?


    I haven't worn a watch in a very long time. First was when I had a pager
    that had a time display and later when cellphones replaced pagers.


    >
    > It's interesting what people will or will not carry. Many people dump
    > any coins that they receive in change into a jar at night. They may take
    > them to a bank once in a while if there is a no-charge counting machine
    > available.
    >


  17. #17
    George Guest

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    notbob wrote:
    > On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Quite amazing to have all that information in my pocket! Life changing as
    >> far as convenience goes.

    >
    > Wow! And this only costs what?.... $300-400 + $80-100 mo + service fees
    > versus the same info in a free phone book. Such a deal.
    >
    > nb


    Sounds like you haven't looked for a payphone w/attached phone book in a
    while. I can't picture any.

  18. #18
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Restaurants in My Pocket!


    notbob wrote:

    > On 2009-02-18, Gregory Morrow <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > We live in a *very* spoiled age, nb...

    >
    > The old adage used to be, FIND a need and fill it. Today, it's INVENT a
    > need and fill it.
    >
    > OTOH, we all have our pet passions. If it floats Andy's boat to have a
    > synthesizer in his pocket, so be it. To each his own. My biggest problem
    > with the iphone, besides the cost, is that it's two-way. It's still a

    cell
    > phone under all that other crap and I have no desire to be tethered to a
    > phone. I get enough crap calls on my home phone. I'll be damned if I'll

    pay
    > even more to be aggravated everywhere I go.



    Yup...and I'm overwhelmed with information as it is, there is not nearly
    enuf time in the day to plow through all the stuff out there that I'm
    interested in.

    I've increasingly noticed some folks in social situations, e.g bars,
    restaurants, in the home, etc. always pulling out the cellphone to read
    reviews of things or show off their pics or whatever. It's distracting, it
    takes away from what should be pleasant social interactions. Comparing
    ringtones or whatever is *not* my idea of a good time. Peeps come to my
    place, they know to put the kibosh on that stuff, if they don't they aren't
    welcome back.

    I don't need a cellphone for work and I really don't want one for social
    needs. Some friends of mine are always bugging me, e.g. "But if you had a
    cellphone and we make plans we can TEXT each other about whatnot...!!!", to
    which I reply, "Why don't we do it the old fashioned way - let's set a time
    and we'll be there, and you have my home phone and email anyways, what is
    the big deal...".

    I HATE phones in any case, I find them extremely annoying, and I'm not
    looking to be even *more* annoyed than I already am...


    --
    Best
    Greg the GROUCH



  19. #19
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Restaurants in My Pocket!

    James Silverton wrote:
    > jmcquown wrote on Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:48:19 -0500:


    >> LOL! Too true. I do wear a watch

    >
    > A surprising number of people, including some relatives of mine, don't
    > wear watches but they all carry cell phones that will display the
    > time.


    A few years back I asked some guy what time it was (being
    a non-watch wearer). Imagine my bemused surprise when
    he whipped out his phone. I'm so behind the times.

    > It's interesting what people will or will not carry. Many people dump
    > any coins that they receive in change into a jar at night. They may
    > take them to a bank once in a while if there is a no-charge counting
    > machine available.


    Coins are very bulky, and if you're a guy with just pockets,
    how much change can you carry before they develop holes.
    It stinks but I pretty much have to pay to get rid of coins.

    nancy

  20. #20
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: Restaurants in My Pocket!

    notbob wrote:
    > On 2009-02-18, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Do you also carry...
    >>
    >> *A cell phone

    > |
    > |
    > (absurd list of usless crap)
    > |
    > |
    >> *Much more

    >
    > No, and why would I want to. Keys and my wallet pretty much do it for me.
    > I don't even have a watch, yet I still manage to survive. Amazing, but
    > true.
    >
    > nb



    Why does anyone NEED all those things? What did they do 20 years ago
    when cellphones were the size of bricks and were more of a burden than
    a "necessity"?

    gloria p

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