Waiting for iPad

ESTRAGON: You’re sure it was this evening?


ESTRAGON: That we were to wait.

VLADIMIR: He said Saturday. I think.

ESTRAGON: You think.

VLADIMIR: I must have made a note of it.

ESTRAGON: But what Saturday? And is it Saturday? Is it not rather Sunday? Or Monday? Or Friday?

VLADIMIR: It’s not possible!

Why I won’t buy an iPad (and think you shouldn’t, either) [Boing Boing]

Godot. Great. Make my day. I just have to see that fucking blasted tree and I want to kick puppies.

Beckett is one of the few right-wing artists, in my opinion. I also include Joyce, though I’m probably wrong – see the weather report that closes The Dead which makes me weep and run about the room. Maybe it’s just that they’re Oirish. I would also count Stoppard among them. And Nabokov. Though he’s a good deal more subversive than the others.

But still, Godot. The horror.

GF passed Apple Store at 59th and 5th on her way to tea class and said there was a fairly large line … of course many of those were there to pick up the one they’d ordered.

The Apple haters in the tech journalism world really seem like the equivalent of Reaganomics true-believers in economics. No matter how many times their absolute cluelessness is demonstrated, they’ll keep asserting the same empty ideas and longing for a far-off past that never really existed. (Apple IIe “hardware hacking” era vs. mythical low-tax “family values” time)

It must really confuse them to see the Windows Mobile 7 launch go the opposite way: no native apps, no carrier tweaks to the OS, not even copy + paste to start with!

Fuck, this is worse than waiting for the last Harry Potter book…

While I pretend to be patient, here’s some iPad geek porn — iFixit strips it down to the nubbins.

@al2o3cr: Most have never used one. And so have no clue what they’re talking about.

Is our dear noje crouched by the door waiting for UPS? Or sunk in a chair breathing in that good new electronics smell? Either way we’ve lost him to gliss (geek bliss) or, if you prefer, geekstasy.

@al2o3cr: To be fair, they’re balanced by some folks heralding the dawning of the Age of Aquarius…

I happen to be smack in the sweet spot, given the time I spend browsing on my iPhone — something faster and larger is exactly what I need. But I have been amusing myself the past few weeks, reading geeks telling me how stupid I am.



Presuming they keep to their Saturday delivery schedule — and they promised — it should hit town in about a half-hour, probably for loading on an afternoon truck.

And the term is “geekgasm”.

Sounds like Xmas came early to the hamster this year. iHope it isn’t going to be like what G iJoe with Kung Fu grip was to me, a disappointment.

@ManchuCandidate: I still haven’t gotten over my disappointment that the Hot Wheels Supercharger doesn’t work for shit.

@nojo: You weren’t in line at a local bookstore at midnight to get HP: The Final Quidditch Game amidst a bunch of kids wearing robes and glasses and their parents dressed as Gandalf Obi Wan Dumbledore? I guess that was just me then.

@flippin eck: No, I just waited for UPS/FedEx/USPS that day. Can’t remember which Amazon chose that year.

@Benedick: It took me a beat to realize that you didn’t mean jazz guitarist Hank Garland. OK, well.

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