A Vision of an Ideal Geek World
Yesterday my wife and I were trying to find a restaurant to go to that we had not yet tried. I brought up Yahoo and looked to see what restaurants were in the are that we were going to be in, as well as to see if they were open, The first restaurant was remodeling and opening tomorrow, the second answered with voice mail, had me press one to make a reservation, and then told me that they didn't take reservations via voice mail.
What I thought as I was heading into the place we finally settled on, was that it would be great of I could synch my Clie with an iCal community that consisted of the entertainment section of my yellow pages, and then use my phone to either IM or email reservations, as well as the tickets to the movie that we watched (The Tuxedo). Lastly, in my ideal little geek world, it would be nice if we could reserve/prepay for the snack,s so that all we would have to do is walk into the theater, get our tickets form the machine (which then prompts the snack bar to make our order), and then proceed to our seats. I was reminded of this by the CNET story below:
Apple releases iSync beta. update The Mac maker's latest "i" application can be used to synchronize contact and calendar data with Palm handhelds, the iPod music player, and a number of Bluetooth-enabled cell phones. [CNET News.com]