Just saw an iPhone ad on CNN
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 by Dave Winer.
And it's good. Really good.
Here's how it goes...
Narrator: "You're watching Pirates of the Caribbean (on AppleTV of course), and someone says they'd like calimari."
The user clicks a button. Google Maps comes up. Click. A keyboard comes up. Types C-A-L-A-M-A-R-I. Enter.
Pushpins appear on the map. (The phone knows where you are?)
The user touches a pin. A small card with a phone number pops up. Clicks the number. The phone dials. Hello, please send over some calamari.
It's a subset of the Knowledge Navigator without the guy in the bow tie.
Quite compelling. My Blackberry can't do it. Okay maybe I just decided to buy one.
PS: Rich Karpinski says my Blackberry can do it, and iPhone doesn't have GPS. At least it's a good ad.
PPS: The ad is on the Apple site, along with all the others.