This is *not* a ripoff of xkcd (though I read that regularly, and so should you) – this is seriously the best graphic I can come up with, and it does the job. Yesterday I looked at doing all kinds of stuff to my iPhone. I wanted to see if I could get Python and a full-fledged Django installation on my iPhone and create the first web 2.0 application created completely from the bathroom. Just kidding, but I wanted to do some pretty evil stuff. Turns out that, as of now, there isn’t a clean simple way to get a lot of stuff to work without hacking the iPhone in some way, or resorting to things that are completely ridiculous. I’m sorry, but there has to be an easier way to get SSH and a terminal on there. It’s just not that critical right now, and this thing was damned expensive.
I decided to wait it out and see what comes our way over the summer.