The subject of Jeff's bad cell phone luck has come up several times on The 404 Podcast already, but we're coming back to it once again because he just received his NINTH Palm Pre from the good folks at Sprint, who are now offering a "trade nine, get one free frozen yogurt" stamp card in his honor.
We'd love to promise that this will be his last, but judging from the laundry list of parts that broke on the other eight units, it's not looking good. The best we can hope for is that number nine won't spontaneously combust before Jeff can cash in for a HTC Evo 4G...that is, unless Lenovo announces a ThinkPalm phone first.
Big thanks to Cheryl, aka The Official 404 Grandmother, for recommending this inspiring story about a 99-year-old woman in Oregon who's rediscovered the joys of reading and writing poetry thanks to the zoom feature on her brand new Apple iPad. We've been vocalizing our frustration at the technological ineptitude of our elders for the past two weeks now, so it's about time someone sets it straight!
Virginia Campbell was born in 1910 and a tough fight with glaucoma recently left her struggling to read fine print until her family bought her an iPad. As a result, pinch-to-zoom is her new best friend, even inspiring her to write a short poem that we're proud to read over the air. Campbell had this to say to a reporter: "You're never too old to take advantage of something that will help you." +3!
We've also got a semi-SFW story about a kind-hearted film star that saved a man from a 20-year prison sentence in Puerto Rico, but you'll have to download today's episode to get the full story, because we want to address complaints about the iTunes feed.
We do our best to put the show on iTunes as soon as possible, but if you can't wait to hear an episode, you can always visit this blog and click the "play" button down below to hear the audio podcast. Or, if you're especially Web savvy, you can right click on "download," copy the URL and edit the numbers to the current date. Thanks for being patient with us, and have a great weekend everyone! EPISODE 566 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more