Paying the iBill

Schadenfreude isn’t really my bag, but after suffering through roughly a kajillion iPhone news releases, articles and analyses, I got a chuckle out of what appears to be the first pothole on the iPhone highway, even though it’s service provider AT&T Wireless with egg on face.

Apparently, the bills are huge. Not expensive. Just really, really long. New York Times blogger David Pogue’s bill came with pages and pages documenting Every. Single. Data. Transaction, almost on a kilobyte-by-kilobyte basis.

The opus sent to Pogue, however, was apparently not as magnum as that sent to graphic designer and blogger Justine Ezarik. Watch her open her iBill — all 300 pages —

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Dave Webb
Dave Webb
Dave Webb is a freelance editor and writer. A veteran journalist of more than 20 years' experience (15 of them in technology), he has held senior editorial positions with a number of technology publications. He was honoured with an Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Business Journalism in 2000, and several Canadian Online Publishing Awards as part of the ComputerWorld Canada team.

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