Wednesday, January 27, 2010

iFor one welcome our new gadget overlords.

Oh it's Apple event time once again. And everyone is excited for the "iPad".

I just have a few comments:
- Why the silly name? Yes I understand it's like a notepad. And maybe you want to stay with the "iP" prefix as with your previous entries into the portable market. And maybe it's just a freak like me who connected the dots between the leaks about this device and the double-meaning of the title "iPad". But still, I think iTablet, iSlate, or even iSlab for God's sake would have been better. As usual with lame MadTV episodes, they found their way to this name years ago.

- With this new addition to Apple's product line it feels like this is the beginning of the grey goo scenario or more likely, a highly polished combination of black, white, off-white, and aluminum goo. Still don't think it'll be a "netbook killer" though.

- Holy crap that dock looks good. It's right out of the sci-fi aesthetic. Excitementtt.

- Comic book creators: get on this now. I expect The Walking Dead to be on here as soon as possible. And maybe The Boys too. If Apple doesn't censor both first.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Salvation Army Run

A few weeks ago, I went to Salvation Army for the first time in a looong time. And though I didn't find any clothes that I wanted (a first), I found some vinyl, Nine Inch Nails 'Broken' EP, and a vintage AM/FM radio.

From left to right: Blondie - Eat to the Beat, Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue, Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick, Cole Porter

nine inch nails - broken. Excellent disc condition, but the album packaging is wonderfully worn. :D

General Electric AM/FM radio - Model C4511D It works, it looks good. Looks like it belongs in an Eastern European kitchen or something. Which is what I like.