Friday, July 20, 2007

Harry Potter and iPhone

Blackfriar's Marketing reports that buzz about Harry is not quite as much as the continuing buzz about iPhones, as of earlier today.

What's more significant is the enormous amount of buzz for each, which is no coincidence. What is iPhone, after all, if not an embodiment of some of the magic of Harry Potter, that any muggle with half a grand can carry right in hand?

The two, in other words, go hand in hand, as expressions of our yearnings for magical powers over time and space - in fiction and our everyday lives.

More about this in the latest episode of my Light On Light Through podcast - Harry Potter and the iPhone ...

And more, as well, in my new daily blog for, where you'll find my musings on the implications of iPhones, large and tiny, but always intriguing, every Monday through Friday, precisely at 8am ...

And as soon as I finish Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - I should have the novel in hand in less than two hours - I'll be back here with a review...

See also about iPhones: Hats off to George Hotz ... iPhone Arrives - I Predicted It in 1979 and iPhone Boosts Literacy and History Lesson: iPhone Sales Will Exceed Expectations and New York Times' David Pogue Sings "I Want An iPhone" to "My Way" and iPhone: Not Better iPod but New Species Media ... Mouth-Watering iPhone Commercial and the Real World ... Nano-iPhone and the Dymaxion Principle ...

See also about Harry Potter:

The New York Times Spoils Harry Potter - A Little, But Still Too Much

The Elite Attack on Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the 3-D Phoenix movie review

Harry Potter and Spoilers: An Occasion for Basking

Harry Potter and the Refutation of Illiteracy

The Plot to Save Socrates

"challenging fun" - Entertainment Weekly

"a Da Vinci-esque thriller" - New York Daily News

"Sierra Waters is sexy as hell" - curled up with a good book
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