So it only took me about a year.
I finally figured out why not running background programs is bad. I downloaded this incredible app that lets you sign into multiple IM programs at the same time. Kind of like Meebo on the desktop, for the iPhone. The problem is, when I navigate away, because I can’t run Fring in the background. Apple doesn’t allow background programs on the iPhone.
Which led me to bad thing #2: battery life. The reason Apple doesn’t allow background programs to run is that they’ll eat battery life. Today, I had to bring my iPhone home to recharge it. Normally, I leave it on the charger at work. Today, no work. No charger. Which left me running home at 3pm to recharge the iPhone.
But it’s still the coolest thing ever.