Ah, poor Flip. I always thought you were a great idea. I bought one of the original cameras for my wife--even had it customized with a picture of the kids. We used it a lot the first year...but time moves on. Now, both of our phones have video cameras built-in, and the poor flip hasn't made it out of the gadget drawer in months, if not longer.
It's almost shocking how fast a product can go from being the hot new thing, to being yet another buggy-whip. Makes me stop and think about how much my life has changed recently too. The work I'm doing now is radically different from what I did just 12 months ago, and I won't be surprised if it shifts yet again in the near future.
It can be a bit scary at times. Yet, as much as I loved the Flip, it just cannot compete with my iPhone. Let's face it, you have to pry my iPhone out of my cold, dead hands (unless, of course, I needed both hands to hold onto my iPad--then all bets are off). Likewise, I really don't want to go back to working in an office with a daily commute and a pointy-haired boss. I miss working with a group of great coworkers, but it would take some pretty dramatic circumstances to make me give up the freedom I have now.