My phone is dumb and the only pad I have around the house presently is of the steno variety. I offer this not as evidence of any sort of anti-techno bias necessarily, but mostly in the context of these things being awfully expensive. Can someone please explain to me why all my broke friends who are broke like me can afford all these expensive toys when they are broke? Does broke mean something different to them? Something other than not having enough money to buy stuff that looks like fun but isn’t really essential?
So, that’s the perspective, freely admitted, by which I relay the information that Rovio Mobile, the company behind Angry Birds, the phone and iPad video game designed to implant a desire to use addictive drugs in my child’s mammalian brain, has now raised $42 million to develop other evil-yet-fun games of little worth but great compulsive effect.
Or hadn’t you heard? Perhaps you were too busy lining up to buy your “new generation” iPad (translation: same-same but white).