The iCult, continued…

Why do I love living near Silicon Valley? Well, last night Thomas Hawk and Kristopher Tate and I were out to dinner. Had a lovely meal at Pasta Moon. Highly recommended, great food.

Anyway, at one point one of the waiters sees Thomas playing with his new iPhone. Quickly pulls out his own iPhone and starts comparing apps.

Turns out the waiter was Richard Poncini, has been working at Pasta Moon for 14 years and has his own cooking business as well — he regularly makes feasts for other chefs at the Ritz, we learned.

Now, how does a business keep great employees? We learned that the owner of Pasta Moon is taking her entire staff to Italy soon. No wonder the food is so good.

By the way, I’ve never had a waiter notice my Nokia N95. The iCult continues…

UPDATE: I should have also told you what happened earlier in the day when we were having a snack at the Ritz with Francine Hardaway. The waitress there heard us talking about Facebook and chimed in and said “I’m on Facebook.” Cool, so are we. So are we.

18 thoughts on “The iCult, continued…

  1. I hear, and keep hearing, people talking about Facebook on my daily commute train, from a wide variety of ‘mainstream’ people who are clearly not techies. Almost on a weekly basis. It’s almost disturbing how much it’s catching on.

  2. I hear, and keep hearing, people talking about Facebook on my daily commute train, from a wide variety of ‘mainstream’ people who are clearly not techies. Almost on a weekly basis. It’s almost disturbing how much it’s catching on.

  3. Today while stopped at a red light I glanced over to the car beside me and what did I see? A driver diligently polishing her iPhone with a cloth. The light turned green and she hit the gas and continued polishing. Are iPhone related accidents on the horizon?

  4. Today while stopped at a red light I glanced over to the car beside me and what did I see? A driver diligently polishing her iPhone with a cloth. The light turned green and she hit the gas and continued polishing. Are iPhone related accidents on the horizon?

  5. Also, never before has a table (I’m a waitress as well) openly let me play with their cell phone.

    Two of my customers last night had their iPhones sitting out, and as I practically iGasm’d in front of them, they invited me to experience just how cool they were.

  6. Also, never before has a table (I’m a waitress as well) openly let me play with their cell phone.

    Two of my customers last night had their iPhones sitting out, and as I practically iGasm’d in front of them, they invited me to experience just how cool they were.

  7. At the bottom of Pasta Moon’s website

    “Pasta Moon is proud to support the local organic farming community, fishermen, & foragers.
    No Cell Phones Please.”

    Does the iPhone even count as a cell phone? Hmm…I wonder…

  8. At the bottom of Pasta Moon’s website

    “Pasta Moon is proud to support the local organic farming community, fishermen, & foragers.
    No Cell Phones Please.”

    Does the iPhone even count as a cell phone? Hmm…I wonder…

  9. The local paper had an interesting take on the iphone cult… The iphone cabbage patch kids of the internet age.

  10. The local paper had an interesting take on the iphone cult… The iphone cabbage patch kids of the internet age.

  11. I always wondered why they gave me a strange medallian and hooded cloak free with my purchase.

  12. I always wondered why they gave me a strange medallian and hooded cloak free with my purchase.

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