Alton Brown: iPhone user
If you’ve got an iPhone you’ve got a computer. How else could you suffer through those unbearable syncs and questionable iPhone updates?* Even though you’ve got a computer you might have wondered if your iPhone can take the place of a computer. If you’re the cooking geek du jour Alton Brown the answer is “Yes.” Turns out that Alton isn’t just an iPhone user (and presumably a big fan) he also eschewed a laptop computer completely and relied solely on his iPhone when shooting Feasting on Waves.
In a interview with Gizmodo Alton reveals that he went on that shoot sans laptop:
I did not even take a computer with me on that trip. I decided I just didn’t want to see a computer for a while. And at the time, I figured you know, computers, boats, water, scuba diving. I thought about taking the ToughBook along, and then I thought about taking the Asus because that’s a great little box. Then I thought, the hell with it. I took a few pads of paper, some pens and my iPhone.
That’s it, an iPhone. No computer needed. Oh, you’re wondering how the iPhone performed? Thinking Alton got frequent “No Service” messages? Not so says Alton:
It’s kinda funny, the entire time that I was in the islands, I had perfect e-mail with my iPhone. The entire time. I think there was once, during a midnight crossing, the Anegada Passage, where I lost internet for about half an hour. The rest of the time, I was getting e-mail through either EDGE or something else [probably GPRS].
Pretty impressive. I’m guessing if he ever decides to do a cooking show from Knoxville TN (particularly in the Concord area) he’ll lose the internet for a whole lot more than half an hour.
*For some folks, my experience has been near perfect.