Macworld Day One – “The Road to San Francisco”

I’m not a very good driver. I don’t have accidents, or run into people, or break the speed limit, or anything like that. I just don’t do terribly well with directions, and I don’t actually care for the act of driving.

So when I do have to drive, I tend to get lost – even with an iPhone, a blue dot, and a purple line to follow. Especially in larger cities. Last night, as I made may way to DFW to begin the journey to San Francisco, I found myself lost in Downtown Ft. Worth. Luckily, I just had to recalculate my trip, and the iPhone had me back where I needed to be in no time.

Then I managed to miss an exit, and get lost again.

Once again, I fired up the iPhone, and made my way back on course. Eventually, I found my brother’s house (where I’m leaving my car — $17 a day for parking can eat me), who then took me to the airport.

They tell you to be there two hours ahead of time – but that was completely unnecessary at 4:00 am. I did it anyway, though…just in case. Of course, there were only a handful of people there – and the check-in terminals weren’t even open. After waiting for about 30 minutes they opened up, and I was the 3rd one in line. 5 minutes later I was through the security check point, and watching a cop roll around on a Segway.

It was kind of funny, sitting in the terminal, to see ads for the Samsung “Behold”, the Blackberry “Storm”, and the Samsung “Instinct” – all trying very hard to look like iPhones…and all looking very much like knock-offs. I think the Storm does the best job of looking a little different. Both of Samsung’s products just look like cheap knock offs. At least the “Storm” has a little bit of its own personality.

So after a realitively smooth morning I found myself on a very old plane, that had a very bumpy ride. Once I arrived in Phoenix things got even more fun…as the flight to San Francisco was delayed by 45 minutes. As I type this now I am at the Phoenix Airport waiting to board the plane…

UPDATE: After a long series of delays I finally managed to get to San Francisco about 10 hours after I started the journey. Luckily, after getting here, things went much more smoothly. I managed to grab my media badge without incident, and am looking forward to the Keynote in the morning.

Comments

  1. I’m sorry, but in this day and age, getting lost is more about being lazy and inattentive than anything else. I mean, come on! DFW has to be one of the easiest airports to get in and out of. Get off the iPhone and focus on your driving.

  2. @Scott

    Hey Scott – go to hell.

    The only thing I use my iPhone for is directions and I wasn’t going to DFW you jackass. It says clearly in the article that I was going to my brother’s house. I’d never been there before. I wasn’t being lazy – the iPhone directions lead me to downtown Ft Worth but didn’t tell use the street names that they have on the signs.

  3. Hi Michael,
    Now that is a real response! It is great to see authentic people.

  4. whoa now this really is an oldskool blog, where did the last few minutes of my life go and why ?
    Tell you what I did today, took a crap, made a cup of tea, had a hand shandy, then read this crap. Cheers.

  5. Neurotic Nomad says:

    Re: Go to Hell

    I’m so used to polite blog writers that I spit all over my screen and woke my sleeping wife. (I think it was the “Hey Scott” that got me.)

    Kudos.

    F him and his lack of reading skills. Talk about lazy and inattentive.

  6. this whole page is hilarious to me. nice, michael. you made my day with that comment. haha.

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