Stolen Pixels

Stolen Pixels
Stolen Pixels #165: The Next Big Thing from Apple!

Shamus Young | 2 Feb 2010 09:00
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I don't think I've ever owned a single Apple computer, gadget, or piece of software. I'm not anti-Mac, I'm just not in their target market.

So Apple sells a tiny, graceful little MP3 player. My player is my ugly, heavy desktop PC. They have a sleek mobile device / phone. My phone still plugs into the wall. They sell a sexy desktop machine that doesn't do any of the stuff I need to do. I admire their efforts from afar for their aesthetics and elegance, but I don't have a need for them myself.

Despite my teasing in today's comic, I actually approve of larger mobile devices. A Nintendo DS is so tiny that when I use it I feel like an Orc trying to repair a Gnomish wristwatch. So the iPad looks kind of cool. If I ever leave the house I might consider getting one.

Shamus Young is a programmer and writer by trade, videogame nitpicker by inclination. If you have the patience for more of his ramblings, they can be found here.

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