Iâ€™m not a very good driver. I donâ€™t have accidents, or run into people, or break the speed limit, or anything like that. I just donâ€™t do terribly well with directions, and I donâ€™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 brotherâ€™s house (where Iâ€™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 werenâ€™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 â€œBeholdâ€, the Blackberry â€œStormâ€, and the Samsung â€œInstinctâ€ – 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 Samsungâ€™s products just look like cheap knock offs. At least the â€œStormâ€ 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.