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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I’m glad you like your toast. I like bagels.

I'm only going to say this once: the iPad, as nifty as it might be, is not a computer in the sense that I use them. It's a toaster, and a great toaster. If I liked toast, I'd get one. I, however, like bagels. I like sawing them open, modifying them, heating them, adding new ingredients.

I don't like toast, I don't want toast, and I sure as hell am getting a bit sick and tired of Missionaries for Toast coming to my village and taking away the top half of everyone's bagel, barging in during dinner, and singing hymns in loud, annoying voices.

I've tried toast. I've used/owned one of almost every tablet/pen/touch device ever created, including the Newton, and they were and are all toast (except the Psions, actually, now that I think about it.)  I have owned and/or used more computers than would fit in your house.  Until a few years ago I’d used almost every Mac ever made.  I still use and LOVE my Toshiba m205 tablet running Windows XP Tablet. It rulz0rs when I do architecture stuff.  I only eat toast when nothing else is available, and having to listen to you yammer on about the One True Toast is becoming annoying.

Go. Away. Let me eat my bagels in peace.


bluesguy said...

I can't figure them out either. Give me a decent laptop any day. And some days I want to go back to a Unix command prompt ;-)! And I still use Emacs as my fav text editor.

Suzy said...

The trick is not to see them as a computer. They're a web browser/tv/magazine/newspaper/map. But not a computer.

And they're incredibly good at what they do. Most of the time when I'm lying on the sofa consuming media I have my ipad in my lap, as it's one of the best things I know of to consume media with.

Of course when I want to create things, I put the ipad back on the coffee table and grab my notebook, as that's got the things I need to create stuff - not just read.