My iPrecious!

God damn it, not again!

I want something. Somewhing gigahertzy and gigabytic.

I care very little for computers and gadgets these days. There’s rarely anything new that impresses me. It was different 10-15 years ago, when the world of electronics provided revolutions every year. Just getting a faster processor, more memory or a more powerful graphics card was revolutionary in its own way. Today, such an upgrade would only be barely noticable, despite the fact that my current rig is over 3 years old. We’ve just gotten to a place that’s good enough.

But every once in a while, I get hooked on the idea of some piece of hardware. And this time, it’s Apple providing the magic, with the iPad. Yes yes. Shiny. We wants it. We needs it!

I guess I’m kind of late to the game, but I want a tablet. Yes, I crave a tablet, but I certainly don’t need one. It just seems so nice and smooth and futuristic and Star Trek. I know. Don’t look at me like that.

What started it this time was the Asus EEE Transformer. A cool tablet that docks with a keyboard and transforms into a netbook. Really cool design, really cool tech. The problem is that the Transformer’s OS, Android, isn’t anywhere near the state of polish or speed it needs to be.

So it’s iPad. Sweet, magical iPad. If you have ever used one, you know what I mean. Oh, but I struggle to come up with good reasons why I’d need one. I cant motivate a purchase. Or can I? So expensive.

Look at Picard in that picture. I can count 8 tablets! He must be the happiest man alive!

Perhaps I should take up cocaine instead.