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Staying on top of things (also, curse you, iPad)

I am not an early adopter. I thought the iPod was stupid only to become beholden to it years later. I've gone through this with a wide range of techy things, from foursquare to twitter to cell phones.

So here I sit, broken-hearted and without an iPad. I ridiculed the thing in my mind, deeming it a pointless,  overgrown iPod.

Thankfully, I have friends to show me the error of my ways. Of note, @MHJohnston has shown me -- in a matter of minutes -- why I need an iPad.

Will I actually buy an iPad? No. I can't. But damn if I don't want to. Mr. Morgan showed me the ways it turns your Facebook and Twitter feeds into perfectly laid out magazines, and now this ... he unveils the sandwich app.

You can now access the Amazing Sandwiches app on your iPad, which basically conjures up photos of incredible sandwiches and dares you to make better ones.

I didn't need this, Steve Jobs. I reluctantly acquired your iPod, then your MacBook, and now? I'm hooked, OK? I'm hooked and I'm not turning back. But do you have to needle me with your iGadgets featuring sandwich apps?

Yes, your sandwich image-delivering pad is amazing and yes, I need to have it, but come on, Steve! Give me time! I have sandwiches to eat, and sandwiches cost money. Stop torturing me, Steve Jobs, please.


Alex said…
I also didn't think the iPad was necessary....just a big iPod touch...but the more I hear about it, the more I'm coming around to the idea, and, in fact, wanting the thing. Oh, Steve Jobs...
Alex Headrick said…
Word! (posted from my iPad)
Unknown said…
So, with all your new found technology ;-) you could get the dishfinders app and start putting your sandwich reviews out to our foodie's great fun, and would be great to see some of your reviews on there. -Best

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