Jessey's Law

Posted Sep 18, 2007 in Technology.

Jessey's Law, also known as Jessey's Rule of iPhone Hyperboles, states the following:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of someone mentioning the fucking iPhone approaches one.

The rule does not make any statement as to whether any particular reference or comparison to iPhones might be appropriate, but only asserts that one arising is increasingly probable. It just seems that people now talk about the stupid iPhone more than anything else.


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    Fact is that Jessey Laws will be around for many years to come.

    /. is nothing but iPhone talk after a few comments.

    Posted by James Henry on Sep 18, 2007.

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    Holy smokes, finally somebody else who is completely over the whole iPhone thing.

    I was over it before the release when i heard it was running Edge, when our mobile infastructure has been running on 3G for a long time and is now starting to move towards HSDPA.

    Edge, it's like a pretty looking Commodore 64 when there's Dual Core PC's everywhere.


    Posted by SEO on Sep 20, 2007.

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    iPhone was really worth a talk in the pre-launch phase but after its launch, the unlock iPhone and iPhone apps posts have increased to double, besides i've seen many webmasters and graphic geeks taking loads of interest in it.

    Although its one hell of a phone if you just look at it~

    Posted by Shaal on Sep 20, 2007.

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    The fact that it merits a slightly "bashing post" here contradicts your "law." No hyperboles, *it is all that good*. And it is the lastest (it is still news). What would you rather read? O.J. Simpson, Britney Spears, Bush? Yes, I hear you.

    Posted by David Collantes on Sep 21, 2007.

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    Sorry, David, but I am forced to disagree. Anything that uses EDGE is yesterday's news, for one thing. Shaal said it's "one hell of a phone" but ultimately it's nothing of the sort, because the "phone" part of it isn't what people get all horny about. It is a ludicrously-expensive (even after the price cut) slick toy that will be replaced within 12 months by another ludicrously-expensive slick toy. My phone doesn't have a fancy UI, but it makes phone calls just as well as an iPhone - and it cost me nothing at all (free upgrade).

    I was prompted to make the post because some Apple fan boy started talking about it in an IRC channel I was inhabiting at the time.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Sep 21, 2007.

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    Hehehe, an "inprontu" posting. The UI is revolutionary, the applications that come with it are. Let's forget about the phone, it is one heck of a *communicator device*. Am I assuming correctly if I say you haven't had one in your hands and played with it?

    Posted by David Collantes on Sep 21, 2007.

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    I had a look at one. I like the way the multi-touch screen works, although it is nothing new. It is indeed a very slick piece of kit with some cool features. Ultimately, however, it doesn't advance phone technology in any useful way other than to make it more expensive. It bridges the gap between iPods, phones and PDAs, but it strikes me as being reasonably good at lots of things and a master of nothing.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Sep 22, 2007.