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Why CNN’s Don Lemon Carries Not One, but Two iPhones

While AT&T touts the fact that its iPhone can talk and surf at the same time, CNN anchor Don Lemon goes for a different approach — he carries two iPhones and uses one to talk on and the other to tweet or surf the Web.

“I can tweet and talk,” Lemon said, demonstrating his dual-screen pose. At other times, Lemon has Reddit open on one phone and Twitter on another. At one time, Lemon had a personal iPhone and a work BlackBerry. However, after dropping his BlackBerry in the ocean on a Key West vacation over Memorial Day, Lemon’s work got him a second iPhone.

A frequent tweeter, Lemon is something of an Apple addict, also toting an iPad and a MacBook Pro.

Lemon was in Philadelphia for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association convention, where he was a featured speaker.

With Hurricane Irene making its way through Philly, Lemon was forced into weather duty, taking at least one of his iPhones out for his live shots, though he had placed it in a Ziploc bag for a little protection against the elements. (Thanks to Barbara Dozetos for the photo of Lemon out in the rain.)

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work