Have you too gone crazy to feel your iPhone like Thomas Martel who surgically altered his thumbs in a revolutionary new technique called ‘whitting’, I don’t know about your degrees but the heights of his craziness clearly reveals that how deeply he is obsessed to feel revolutionary touch-sensitive spec of the iPhone.
From my old Treo, to my Blackberry, to this new iPhone, I had a hard time hitting the right buttons, and I always lost those little styluses. Sure, the procedure was expensive, but when I think of all the time I save by being able to use modern handhelds so much faster, I really think the surgery will pay for itself in ten to fifteen years. And what it’s saving me in frustration – that’s priceless.
Whereas, according to Dr. Robert Fox Spars who worked in the development of the procedure:
This is really, on the edge sort of stuff,” we’re turning plastic surgery from something that people use in service of vanity, to a real tool for improving workplace efficiency
This latest process makes a tiny incision into both thumbs by shaving the bones down, followed by cautious muscular alteration and modification of the fingernails.
Now, though Martel’s new thumbs is shaped small and effeminate in contrast to its monstrous large hands, he says that he can lift almost anything that I couldn’t lift before – opening spaghetti sauce jars was also problematic and now it’s a cakewalk, that’s really amazing.