“The Year of the Tablet” (and other worthless innovations)

2011 is the “Year of the Tablet” (i.e., iPad and competitors), but I don’t get it. Why would I want a device that is indecisively between a smart phone and a laptop? Is there anything a tablet can do that a laptop can’t? Why would I want a laptop without a keyboard?

Speaking of worthless popular innovations, why all the fuss about Blu-Ray? Aren’t they basically just HD DVDs? The difference between VHS tapes and DVDs was huge! Tapes had to be rewound after watching, they were big and bulky, and the quality of video was significantly less. Call me a laggard, but I’ll wait until whatever comes after Blu-Ray before I move on from DVDs.

Finally, I played my ole’ buddy Aaron in NFL Blitz 2000 today (and won on a last second Hail Mary). He made the comment that it was the best game of all time and it made me think…has it really ever been topped?

Sure Metal Gear Solid one, two, three, and four were great, but I’d never re-play them after beating them. NFL Blitz has been entertaining me for 10 years. I’m not much of a gamer so forgive me if you’re into the latest game on the market, but I’d say there’s only one game that has ever measured up to NFL Blitz…


One thought on ““The Year of the Tablet” (and other worthless innovations)

  1. Blu-Rays are noticeably better than HD DVDs…you need a really nice TV to optimize the effect, but they really are great. I do, however, agree with your assessment of tablets.

    NFL Blitz 2000 and GoldenEye are great, but you can’t forget about these classic titles, that are far and away better than those two:

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Super Mario 64
    The Super Smash Bros. series

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