February 13, 2013

The Original iPad

The inventor of the Etch-A-Sketch died. Which is sad. Especially since my kids only just discovered his invention.

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Of course they had no idea what to do with it. They ignored the knobs and immediately tried to use what looked very much like a touchscreen. Which, of course, it was not. It was, in fact, the lamest iPad every made. Yet they loved it. I felt an odd mixture of pride at my technically advanced children and guilt for having not previously exposed them to such a classic toy*.

* Full disclosure. While I acknowledge that the Etch-A-Sketch is indeed a classic, I actually loathed the Etch-A-Sketch as a child. I mean, how hard should it be to draw a freaking curve?

Posted by Chris at February 13, 2013 7:17 AM
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I also hated the damned thing and now feel nostalgia. Don't ask me why.

Posted by: alektra at February 13, 2013 8:18 AM


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