RICHLAND, WA - This was one financial planner who never planned on using his iPhone for listening to music. John Norom spends most of his time in the car working as a financial planning consultant for Banner Investment Group. When the iPhone hit The Apple Store, it had John at hello. Norom realized that the advanced multi-featured iPhone could make his job so much easier with WiFi, Google maps and the ability to process dozens of voice messages and emails on the road. It never occurred to him that the iPhone was also an iPod.
The revelation took place when Norom was in line at his local Starbucks, a patron behind him spotted his iPhone and started a conversation about music. When the patron asked Norom about downloading music from the iTunes WiFi Store, Norom was dumbfounded and embarrassed all at once. It was right then that the lights went on in his otherwise empty head.
"I felt like the village idiot! I couldn't believe that I missed the whole iPod thing on my iPhone," said Norom, "I was so amped up about all of the other features I never thought that the iPhone played music too. I still carried my Nano with me when I wanted tunes. I'm such a dumb ass!" Norom said, as he demonstrated how easily music can be accessed via iPhone.
After owning his iPhone for more than three months, Norom feels like he has just gained a brand new toy. John committed that he would pull out his owners manual and find out what else the iPhone is capable of doing. "I bet the iPhone has even more features I could really use. I'm not as dumb as I look." Norom said. I had to disagree with him on that point, because Mr. Norom is actually dumber than he looks. A whole lot dumber.
John Norom pictured above in middle holding iPhone