Available now at the App Store, an app to let the unborn pick its name: Kick To Pick

Is the app that lets your beautiful bump choose their own name from thousands of baby names or even a shortlist created by you.”

The app plays selected names, with the iPhone over the big bump.  When it senses a kick, that’s the name that the fetus picked.

My reactions:

  1. If you’re lame enough to need an iPhone app to pick your baby’s name, you’re probably too lame to have an iPhone.
  2. If you believe that the fetus is really picking its name, you’re certainly too lame to have a baby.
  3. Yet, I have to admire the entrepreneurial spirit that could dream up and sell such high-tech snake oil.

iPhone or Droid

XKCD nails it

Source: http://xkcd.com/864/

Even with bad antennae, Apple would have to be more competent than Washington:

Via: Wall Street Journal, Opinion Journal 8/19/10

You’ve not lived until you’ve heard The Girl from Ipanema sung in Esperanto.

Those who like talk radio will like Stitcher Radio.  It turns your iPhone into a smart radio, where you can listen to talk radio around the world.

On the way home tonight, I heard an interesting interview with the author of a new book on invented languages.   Did you know that there have been around 1,000 invented languages?  The most used today, by far, is Esperanto.  But Clingon makes a respectable showing.

Link: http://stitcher.com/home.php