iPhone shortage may unhinge fragile nation

IphoneshortageHow can there be an iPhone shortage? First oil, now this. There is an oil shortage, right? Isn’t that why the price of gas is so high? What other reason could there be? OK, true story: A few weeks back, I was on a train and the guy sitting next to me pulled out an iPhone, and I really wished I had one, too. Um, that’s the whole story. It’s how I felt that’s important. I felt deprived. And now there’s nothing I can do about it. I can’t even call Steve Jobs and complain … because there’s a shortage of iPhones. It’s maddening. OH GOD, I JUST WANT TO MAKE ONE CALL! ON AN IPHONE! ONE LOUSY CALL! Maybe I should drown my sorrows in DTV converters or Twitter. Tweett-weet …  Sigh. It’s just not the same.

—Posted by David Gianatasio