Geography is destiny. And there are some iPhone apps that Washington insiders just gotta have.
I should say that I do not intend to endorse the iPhone above all mobile devices; I carry a Blackberry for work-related e-mails because my stubby fingers can't negotiate the iPhone's ridiculous vertical keyboard. (The next software update will supposedly help me with that problem.)
There are about 3,000 aps for RIM devices, but there are so many more -- and so many more useful apps -- for the iPhone.
In random order, here are ten iPhone apps that folks who work in the politics and policy arena must have. If you've got other favorite apps, e-mail me, and I'll update the list.
Open Table -- In DC, a great app for quickly scheduling -- or canceling -- fancy lunches and dinners with sources, spies, contacts or consultants. Price: free.
WikiMobile -- I don't know why you have to pay for this app, but it does have the benefit of organizing Wikipedia's data in a much more Iphone-friendly way. Price: $1.99
WSJ Online -- Annoy Rupert Murdoch. Download this app and read the Wall Street Journal for free.
Vlingo -- Lots of voice dial apps out there; this one incorporates voice search and voice address mapping, too. Very easy to use, and pretty accurate in interpreting what I'm trying to say. Price: free.