Okay, I’ll join the growing list of folks who have decided to blog about George Hotz this week.
For those of you who aren’t aware of who I’m talking about, George Hotz is famous, or infamous, for unlocking the Apple iPhone.
Apparently, this iPhone thing is a big deal. In fact, one of my colleagues likened Hotz’s arrival to the “second coming of Christ.” Hmmm…now, that’s pretty impressive. Amid some debate in our office, it was decided that a short story will appear in the Sept. 6 issue of News & Events.
Although I don’t deny that Hotz is technologically talented, so are many of our students. And I don’t believe that his mere presence on campus is enough to warrant a story and photo in this week’s issue. Instead, I would have preferred to wait a few months to see what kinds of amazing things this kid would have done while at RIT.
Hotz’s life has been a whirlwind lately. In between moving in and attending orientation events, he has been conducting media interviews and consulting for high-profile businesses. Let’s hope that he keeps it all in perspective and does some great things at RIT.