March 28, 2012

So I didn't win an iPad again!

It comes as no surprise really that I entered yet another iPad giveaway and didn't win. I'm not even going to name the website which did it as they don't deserve any recognition of their existence.

I also didn't win a free Blu-ray in a giveaway hosted by a horror website. I don't care about that so much because not only was the movie completely crap, it wasn't really horror, and I don't even own a Blu-ray player to watch it on should I have been one of the unlucky ones.

All these things are fixed in favour of stooges anyway especially the "too good to be true" offers which you get spammed with on Twitter every time you mention an Apple product.

Now that I don't have Netflix anymore, I'm not even sure what I would do with an iPad. I'm pretty sure that it's nothing more than a toy computer and wouldn't actually be useful for anything but I still want one just to find out.

The trouble is that I don't want to spend over $500 on something which I predict will end up unused in a drawer within a few days of getting it.

To win one would be awesome because then I could fiddle with it, get bored, and either pass it on to somebody who doesn't have a real computer or trade it in somewhere for all the "After Dark Horrorfest" DVDs and a selection of little cakes.

To me, the Apple iPad is just a big, awkward iPhone. I've heard that it doesn't work with Flash (so that means no YouTube) and its storage capacity is so pitiful that even my humble Asus Eee PC netbook (now with EasyPeasy on it) is a more viable alternative.

But I still want to win one and keep on trying. It'll probably be the iPad's 10th generation before I ever come as close to getting one as I did with that "Fright Night" competition which left a really bad taste in my mouth and caused me to boycott the film in anger (not that I would have ever watched that crappy remake anyway). Yes, I will whinge about that until the day I die just so you know.

If you have an iPad which you don't want, even if it's one of the first ones and only has 16gb of RAM, I'm here ready for it should you want it to go to a good (or any) home. I promise to be bored with it within three days maximum and pass it on to someone else. I am also willing to accept an iPhone, iPod Touch (iTouch?), Kindle or Nook - all of which I have as much use for as a second pair of buttocks.

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