Today was a bad day to spend eight-plus hours in the air. As I was leaving my East Coast hotel room at 6am, I saw that Software Update had popped up to let me know that iTunes 7.7 was available. I didn’t have the time to download it then. By the time that I had gotten to the airport and cleared security, my Twitter list and email had absolutely exploded with people talking about the iPhone 2.0 firmware and the apps available and how cool everything was and that I was the biggest loser in the world for not having it yet (okay, the latter wasn’t expressly stated, but it was implied). I sat in IAD, and later SAN, helplessly watching all of the coolness go by. By the time that I got home, Twitter had calmed down — presumably everyone was off playing Super Monkey Ball.
The geek pain of being so many hours behind the curve is immeasurable.