Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


Mmmm, iPhone

By now, I'm sure most of you have at least heard the news that Apple has unveiled its long-awaited iPhone yesterday at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco. This article from THE Journal does a nice job of explaining the phone's many features and the ways it's unique from other smartphones. In addition to a larger screen, iTunes, the ability to run Mac OS X, and Google features like Google Maps, the phone has a built-in sensor "for dimming the display and disabling input when the phone is placed to the user's ear", which saves battery power. All very cool, and of course, it looks scrumptious. I think the iPhone, which will be available only through Cingular starting in June, won't cause current Blackberry, Treo, and Sidekick users to defect immediately, though if it is as good a product as the iPod, it'll could well tempt those of us who've never had a smartphone to test the waters.

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