David Pogue
Technology Columnist, The New York Times
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Pogue on Apple

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It's not about the company, it's about elegance.

David Pogue

David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for The New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an e-mail column and an online video. In addition, he writes Pogue's Posts, one of The Times's most popular blogs.  David is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, a frequent guest on NPR's "Morning Edition," and a regular on CNBC.

With over three million books in print, David is one of the world's best-selling how-to authors. He is the author or co-author of seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own line of complete, funny computer books, the Missing Manual series, which now includes 60 titles.

David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in music, and he spent 10 years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals.

He's been profiled on both "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes." In 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from the Shenandoah Conservatory.

Transcript

David Pogue: Apple loves to surprise people. It’s pretty clear that the next iPhone will be much faster on the internet. It will be a 3G phone. This is something that is not my great intuition; this is because Steve Jobs has said it.

I’ve heard that you might be able to do some cool things with that speed. For example, for the first time, live real time video chat on your cell phone. That would be interesting.

Although the truth is about videophones that no one’s ever in the real world been that interested in them. They sell videophones, but the truth is, in the real world when you’re on the phone, you want to be doing other things. You can pick your nose and be cleaning house, be doing the dishes and the other person doesn’t know. I’m not sure people want to see each other when they’re on the phone. But anyway, that’s what they’re saying.

Recorded on: May 15, 2008.


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