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.


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

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