iPhone, the Secret Weapon

Those damn cell-phones…  we’ve long known they tend to fry our brains, then we learned they can also fry our more private parts, down south.  (My most scientific dissertation on the subject made it to TED, presented by Yossi Vardi.)

Now we find out some models, especially the iPhone are secret spy weapons: they take snapshot of your most private body parts and email the compromising photos all automatically, without manual intervention.  (No, I’m not drunk, it’s all here.)

So beware, fellow male victims: don’t carry this thing in your front pocket, anywhere close to the family jewels. smile_eyeroll


“Local Warming” – Quoted in a TED Presentation

Investor and prankster Yossi Vardi delivered a lecture @ TED (March 2007, Monterey, CA) on the dangers of blogging. Specifically, um, for men. Eagle-eyed Amit Agarwal spotted a glimpse of my earlier blog post, Will Geeks Become an Endangered Species? embedded in the presentation:

Here’s the full video , it’s 6 minutes 15 seconds long, and my 4 seconds of fame come at 2:12 smile_shades

On second thought, this was my first 3 seconds of fame – explanation here. Ah, when I was young…smile_embaressed

Update (4/5/07): The seeds of innnovation in danger …