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Just saw an iPhone ad on CNN

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 by Dave Winer.

And it's good. Really good. Permalink to this paragraph

Here's how it goes... Permalink to this paragraph

Narrator: "You're watching Pirates of the Caribbean (on AppleTV of course), and someone says they'd like calimari." Permalink to this paragraph

The user clicks a button. Google Maps comes up. Click. A keyboard comes up. Types C-A-L-A-M-A-R-I. Enter. Permalink to this paragraph

Pushpins appear on the map. (The phone knows where you are?) Permalink to this paragraph

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. Permalink to this paragraph

It's a subset of the Knowledge Navigator without the guy in the bow tie. Permalink to this paragraph

Quite compelling. My Blackberry can't do it. Okay maybe I just decided to buy one. Permalink to this paragraph

Ooops. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

PS: Rich Karpinski says my Blackberry can do it, and iPhone doesn't have GPS. At least it's a good ad. Permalink to this paragraph

PPS: The ad is on the Apple site, along with all the othersPermalink to this paragraph

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