iPhone Mania: This One is Very Intelligently Designed.
Every couple of years thousands of people load their cars with sleeping bags, lawn chairs, food, drink, and more, make their way to the nearest mall, and settle down to spend the night. Others get up at 4 am, again navigating their way to a shopping center. These unfortunates then wait in line for hours and hours. Why? Because they are waiting to buy the newest version iPhone.
What is it that could make people do this? It is simply that the iPhone, like all the Apple products, is very intelligently designed. You’ve seen the ads. It is possible to take photos from the front and the back, the cover is soil-resistant, it can act as a GPS, enables face-to-face conversation, has a bigger battery, a faster processor, it talks to you and listens to you, and it makes you really cool.
But the key here is the intelligent design. According to Steve Jobs, the former Chief Executive Officer of Apple, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” and “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Basically, Apple seems to have invented or designed a great product–and they are reaping the benefits.
But, let’s stop a minute to ponder. The iPhone is a clever piece of electronics, a great example of micro technology at work. However, the information that went into making an iPhone is nothing compared to that in a single human cell. There we find nanotechnology that we are only just beginning to unravel. Some would argue that the design we see in life is only apparent and came about through random mutation and natural selection. Others point out that our uniform experience of the world is that information originates with intelligent beings. What do you think?