I’ve got an iPod Touch for work, since I do web design and at the time that my employer bought it, this was the easiest way for me to be able to test out how web pages display on a mobile device. For all intents and purposes, this thing is mine until I quit, but I don’t know…I never use it. I can’t really understand why anybody would, to be honest. Everything I can do on the iPod I can do on my desktop computer about a billion times easier, and I’m not one of these people who feel the need to be connected to the Internet wherever I go. All in all, I sort of find it to be more frustrating than useful.
Case in point, the keyboard, which totally eschews the inclusion of arrow keys. I understand that Steve Jobs hated these things because he thought everybody should be doing everything with the mouse. In this case, the touch screen, I suppose. The only problem being that that’s fucking retarded.(more…)