Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Purpose of Technology

I love my new iPhone. I've had my Motorola RAZR phone since 2006, my iPod nano since 2005, and my HP iPaq PDA (remember those? No, you probably don't.) since 2003. I usually carry all those plus a small digital camera around, and now I just have the iPhone. Hooray!

However, the true delight is getting to play the Blowfish game, a free application first introduced to us by my sister. You touch your finger to the screen, and as long as you hold it there, the pufferfish gets bigger and bigger. You have to let go before one of the little red sea urchins gets too close, otherwise the fish pops. Once you've filled the whole screen with cute fish, you win!

The boys and I spent a good ten minutes seized with giggles as we played together. It's the first time I've come up with something that I'd like to do on the big screen of an iPad. Yes, it would be spending $500 to get to play a free game, so we're not getting one, but it's funny how odd technology drivers can be. Go, blowfish!

6 comments:

fourthbreakfast said...

I was super tempted to upgrade to BlueRay when I heard that the Ratatouille DVD extras were only showing up on them. But it was too expensive, so I'm waiting it out. Ah, the drivers of adoption. Glad you're enjoying blowfish!

Amber said...

I'm sure people have spent $500 for far lesser reasons. Although I can understand why you wouldn't.

mayberry said...

I'm downloading it NOW for my iPad and you can play it in a few weeks!

Bob said...

looks like one cute big blowfish and one mean one.It's fun.

Asianmommy said...

Can't wait to try this one! We've been playing Angry Birds.

Magpie said...

Ooh. May need.