When it comes to technology and gadgets, I’m not much of an early adopter. I learned that lesson as a fan of video games who was there on day one for the original Gameboy Advance, which had a screen that was only visible when sunlight was focused on it through the Staff of Ra, and only then after you removed one Kadan to honor Shigeru Miyamoto, whose Mario game this was.
Apple’s iPad, however, was a different matter. I wanted one of these things from the moment it was announced, and that’s almost entirely because of its implications for comics. Between its size and portability and the announcement of stuff like the Comixology app, it seemed like it had a pretty good shot at being the device that’s going to revolutionize digital comics distribution and may — as my palJim Shelley has often insisted — sound the death knell for paper comics.
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