Time to upgrade the ancient scroll?

I don't mean this as a shameless plug, but I have been a daily Howard Stern listener since 1995. The guy gets me up in the morning, and I highly recommend him as an alarm clock. His bad rap comes from people who just don't understand his brilliant form of satire (directed at least as often at some of his more mindless fans as it is at his moral conservative critics). Howard is a genius, a sensitive guy with a unique pixieish charm, and his delightful way of making fun of everything and everyone really grows on you. For those who never liked him because they bought into the stereotype, I suggest trying him out daily for three weeks. (Most likely, you'll never stop listening.)

While I've seen Stern mentioned at the BuzzMachine before, today Jeff Jarvis pointed out that Doc Searls is also a Stern fan.

I love reading stuff like this. Anyone who likes Howard Stern is automatically Good People! (That includes this blogger, of course....)

Quite incidentally, Jeff Jarvis and Howard Stern also share the same excellent taste in PDA/telephones:

Howard Stern has my phone, which means that I now have the hip phone. He was showing off his new Treo 600 to the gang this morning. He takes a picture so we can all hear the neat sound it makes. He is proud.
To think that I imagined I was cool just for buying the Treo 180! Well, in my defense I will say that it was a personal display of cheapskate triumphalism. I only paid $75.00 for it, and it does almost everything but wipe your ass for you. The 600, though, does more than that; it has a camera, an MP3 player, full color web browser, upgraded QWERTY keyboard, and more.

My respect for the blogosphere has just been upgraded.

Now I'll have to think about the special Treo 600 upgrade for committed cheapskates like me.....

(Well, the cheapskate in me does have one question: why is the Treo 600 free if you live in England?)

UPDATE: Jeff Jarvis is even more of a Stern addict than I previously suspected. If you zero in closely on his blog picture, you will see, on the bookshelf immediately behind his right ear, Howard Stern's "Miss America."

posted by Eric on 12.04.03 at 03:43 PM


I have a Treo 180. My brother gave it to me for Christmas last year. I've never had a chance to hear Howard Stern, but from everything I've heard about him, especially from his enemies, I like him.

Steven Malcolm Anderson   ·  December 4, 2003 9:39 PM

Cool. Do you use it for web browsing? I can't figure out whether it's worth the $20.00 a month to subscribe.

Thanks for this (and all) your comments, Steven!

Eric Scheie   ·  December 4, 2003 9:51 PM

Dear Eric: Thank you! But to answer your question: no, I mainly use it to store information. Reception isn't too good where I live for use as a cell phone. I do all my web browsing on the computer which sits on the desk I inherited from my father. He was a professor, taught history at Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University) in Monmouth.

Steven Malcolm Anderson   ·  December 4, 2003 11:45 PM

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