I know this will be a controversial topic, so let me say off the top that the iPad Air is a great tablet. We as a species of relatively evolved primates should count ourselves as blessed to have such a clearly miraculous technology at our disposal. To think that its existence is the end product of our collective human knowledge, and not an artifact from an advanced alien civilization, is beyond me to comprehend.
And yet, I'm not going to buy one.
Today's smartphones are a mature technology. For better or worse, most of the phones out there have gravitated towards a common size, price, and feature set.
But the smartphone scene just a few years ago was a very different place. Disrupted by the iPhone, manufacturers were flailing around trying to come up with the next big thing, or even just a momentary gimmick.
I have to admit that I no longer play scary games before heading to bed. It's unfair to my wife, who has to put up with the shrieking nightmares they provoke in me, and also live with the knowledge that her husband's a total wimp.
It was a tough habit to break. If you get a thrill from thinking about things that go bump in the night, there are few experiences that tap that better than turning out the lights and decapitating zombies from the comfort of your couch.
So, for those of you with the freedom to … Read more