I was reading an article about the iPhone from Apple that is making its official debut today, the writer suggesting that the many thousands of articles already written about the phone might constitute overkill. Another new telephone with which we can solve all our problems and we should just ignore it?
One might think of the antiques business as musty and old fashioned particularly in contrast to the technology market. But it isn’t. Not by a long shot as 18th century furniture remains the gold standard by which any other period or style is measured. It is a proven quantity that through economic vagaries holds its own, the fickleness of fashion notwithstanding.
The iPhone will be forgotten very soon. Proudly shown off by technophiles today, it will be trashed in favor of newer, faster and more capable models as soon as they hit the market. And all those articles, thousands upon thousands, that were written in anticipation of this, dare I say it, fleeting moment. I think I need to ponder the situation lying down on my Adam designed, neo-classical 18th century gilded settee. After all, comfort is desireable and beauty is sublime.