I’m Sure it Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

I wasn’t checking Twitter much yesterday, but Ivy (my wife, not the comic book character this time) pointed out @BGFCentral‘s knowing tweet:

Only men talking in the video, only male hands using the product in the video. Yup. Explains the name.

Can’t comment on the product yet—haven’t tried it—though various specs sound a bit underwhelming if it’s going to be displaying full-sized comics spreads. I guess we’ll see.

[Video via Heidi]

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Kurt Busiek says:

    If figure after all those jokes about feminine hygiene that follow around terms like mouse pad and launchpad and notepad and bachelor pad and Peter David’s initials, there’ll be…

    What? There aren’t any?

    Okay, then I’d expect the “iPad” jokes will blow over as soon as people get used to the name, too.

  2. Sandra says:

    I’ve read literally thousands of comics on 1024×768, albeit a bit bigger. Only one page at a time, though.
    I love portrait screens and I usually design my comics one page at a time, like Barks did, not for spreads. So hardware wise, this fabled gadget is A-OK.
    That said, I dismiss the Apple iPad™ because it’s tied to a proprietary system—the App store. This I cannot accept.

  3. Elliot says:

    There are already plenty of comic Apps for the iPhone, and I can see this being a perfect delivery mechanism. Regardless, it’d be a much better viewing experience for webcomics than on a regular PC or laptop.

  4. breznev says:

    I guess that if you build your own app, the iPad will be a good device to start “reinventing comics”. The possibilities are endless.