Daily Exhaust: Why There’s An iPhone Craze (via Daring Fireball):

This is real simple and doesn’t require a long-winded explanation. The iPhone is the floating car we imagined we’d be drivin in the future.

This is funny. My brother and I agree that a lot of modern-day, just-around-the-corner innovations will turn out to be like the flying cars that we’ve been promised since we were six, ie, a fantasy. Hence “flying cars” becomes our label for anything that’s a) hyped up beyond reasonable expectation and b) dogged by unrealistic predictions of future importance.

Nice to see something finally living up to the hype.