JEFBOT.260_iLuston July 27, 2010 at 1:34 am
Today’s strip isn’t entirely true: The iPad is hella sexy, but it does have some practicality to go along with it. I normally don’t power up my laptop in the morning or late at night before going to bed, but I’ll turn on my iPad to check my email, Twitter, or the JEFbot site, at all hours, since it powers up almost instantly, like an iPhone, and I don’t have to worry about wear and tear on a hard drive. I’ll also watch a video via Netflix or iTunes when i have 20-30 minutes to spare, something I’ve rarely done with my home computer.
As mentioned in the strip, my biggest concern was the touchscreen keyboard, and that really hasn’t been much of a problem. Most of the iPad’s apps make good use of the touchscreen, and when I need to type, the onscreen keyboard is simple to use. I’m a fast typist, so when I need to type in a lot of text, my bluetooth keyboard syncs to the iPad easily and works just fine. While I’d like to type on the touchscreen keyboard as fast as I do with a real keyboard, I doubt that’ll happen anytime soon.
Who knows? I may still want a netbook down the line for completely different purposes than I use the iPad for, but for now, the sexiness of my new gadget feels pretty good.
Ah, I wish I had the revenue flow to go with the sexy over the practical.
HERE CINTIQ CINTIQ CINTIQ!
Or wait, is that being practical?
the cintiq’s so awesome, i’d designate it as a “practical” purchase, no matter what the cost, Tanya! 😉
and these are yours: 😎
Practical AND Sexy! Who’d have thought! Purr Purr Purr. 🙂
hmmm…number 2 today…oh well…its true jb…sometimes sexiness is better than functionality. example gracias:- my iphone 3gs…..i really love it man. before my iphone i usually go to the mobile phone shop and have a look on new phones. after my iphone 3gs, i have never deliberately sought out these phones anymore. it feels kinda like cheating.
i’m in the same boat, jf#300 – i have an iphone 3G, and while i have been looking at some of the new android phones, nothing has come out that’s as sexy as what i have already. except maybe the iphone 4, which i’ll wait for apple to fix before buying. that said, if something else comes out that’s sexier before then, i may have to consider cheating on apple. 🙂
i may or may not buy the iphone4. its lovely yes but it looks almost the same as a sony ericsson c92. apple should go original with the design. iphone4 is not that sexy compared to droidx.
sexiness will always win ’cause practicality is dumb.
apologizes to “spaceballs” for butchering the best line of the movie.
so are you equating “sexiness” with “evilness,” Oddbody? actually, in a lot of cases, that’s very true. heheh.
LOL this cant be coincidence. Check out what I found just 10 minutes ago:
that was to funny for words. i think i started to cry from laughing so hard.
HA! that video’s been making the rounds amongst me and my friends recently, Maryz! so much truth to it. heheh. actually thought about getting an EVO, until i saw the size of the thing. it’s HUGE!
I like things to be big…
Seriously, I consier bigger screens to be a huge plus.
my wife went for practical over sexiness…wait…what!!!!!??????
i refuse to believe that, t_d! 😀
Well least Jefbot admits he chose sexiness over practicality.I have a Acer Aspire One with a 8 cell battery and haven’t looked back…I’m actually in my bio class typing this up on it ^_^. If I had to get another one I’d go for the Lenovo touch netbook (Lenovo S10-3t 0651-37U 10.1-Inch Multitouch). Good comic as always. btw I showed a bunch of my friends your cat suit clip and are now a favorite among the furries and cat lovers in said group.
the iPad has become way more practical than i thought it’d be when i bought it, Prophet! i’m sure jefbot will see beyond its sexiness in the future, too. or not. heheh. and i came very close to buying an Acer when i was looking at netbooks/slates. glad to hear you’re liking yours!
and thanks for showing my “cat” short to your friends – i’ve been wondering where all these furry fan emails have been coming from. 😉
My hubby calls his iTouch his “Electronic Mistress” so I call her “Em”…he takes her everywhere…lost without her…LOL
i rely on my iPhone so much, i can understand why your hubby would be lost without his iTouch, ESQ. if he starts buying it flowers and chocolates though, it’s time to worry. 😉
Dude, Cel’s gonna smack you harder than Tex smacks the RvB guys if you say that in front of her. lol, go ahead and say it for the ratings.
heh. jefbot would never say that about cel, Animie fan! although i wouldn’t put it past the Cornfather to use this against jefbot the next time cel’s around, if he’s looking for a little revenge…
I said “In front of cel.”
So true! Sexy and sleek always wins in the end. So funny…
Plus, it’s a Mac- need I say more?
you needn’t say more, Funnyshaffer – apple makes some damn sexy products. 😀
I want one now. You’ve convinced me. I want one, and I’m taking *him* home.
but, of course, I’m not going to throw away my beloved netbook for her…
but still. I want one.
her.. him… it…
I want it, whatever sex it is.
you’ll love it, Jaeh! and yeah, keep that netbook – i’ve found that my iPad hasn’t replaced my laptop, i use them both in different ways.
I lust after the iPad. If I had the spare cash I would own one.
On a different note…where are the Cornfather’s arms in the last panel??? It’s kinda freakin me out! LOL!
the iPad’s totally lustworthy, Miss B! it’s such a fun device to use.
and about those arms – they’re there (well, one is), i just wanted to push the camera in a bit more for dramatic effect in that last panel, so they got cropped out. click here for a look at the full panel.
I regret to say I’m pretty practical. It’s not very exciting but it is… well… practical. I’m afraid it makes me much more boring than those who go for sexiness instead. At least I went for both when it counted – picking a soul mate. 🙂
Is picking an iPad ALL sexiness? Isn’t there a bit of practicality in there too? Seems from what I’ve heard like they are pretty damn functional in addition to being cool.
being practical’s a great quality, Shanna! sometimes i think i need more of that, actually. heheh. but then i wouldn’t be me, i suppose. and it’s much more important to have gone for both when picking your soul mate than using it up for the latest gadget, for sure. 🙂
the iPad definitely has practical uses, and i’m finding that to be more and more true as i continue to use it. the long battery life, portability, instant boot up, touchscreen, great video, netflix, fast browser, email, etc. all make it extremely functional. while it hasn’t replaced my laptop (nor was it meant to), i certainly haven’t needed to turn my macbook pro on as much as i used to.
Does someone want to remind me how to get an avatar for this page since mine seems to have disappeared? Thanks in advance!
you still have a gravatar account, Shanna? maybe it got deactivated? if so, go back to gravatar.com, make sure your account’s still active, then when you leave a comment, put your email address in the “email field” and your avatar should automatically show up. try it, and let me know if you’re still having problems.
Thanks for the help. The problem is I put in a different e-mail address! This should work now, I hope!
But it didn’t change my image like I was trying to! Let’s try that again.
Ha! Well done, once again, bot! Love how you drew the iPad. Glad you showed the world your latest techie obsession. But I still don’t think the iPad is as sexy as me. 😉
ha! sexy, yes. but not very practical. 😉
I`m pretty sure Cel will be just as disappointed in you as I was. I tend to be more practical when buying electronics, like paying the extra fifty bucks to double my harddrive with beast the PS3. and I totally check my email and etc with my enV3 so why can`t you use your IPHONE i know you have one
i dunno, cel’s pretty tech-savvy, so might have gotten an iPad before jefbot even did, dj! 😀
thankfully, i haven’t had to replace my stock PS3 hard drive yet, but i kinda wanna max it out, just so i have an excuse to. heheh.
checking my email with my iphone is doable when i receive a couple emails that i can reply to with short responses, but when i actually need to type a paragraph or two, or i have a ton of emails i need to answer, it’s just not practical. and with maintaining the site and the number of emails i get for JEFbot every day, it’s almost impossible.
I’m with you my brotha…the iPad is great for all the things you mentioned in your blog. Not to mention, Monkey Island 2 is AWESOME!…anyway I digress. You are still going to need a good PC though so you can play SW:TOR with me in a few months!
man, i wish they’d make an iPad version of Monkey Island 1, so i could play through that again before hitting part 2! couple other good games i’ve found: Osmos and Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor. both very cool and use the touchscreen of the iPad well. as for SW:TOR – while i’d LOVE to play, i just don’t think i’m gonna have enough time to dedicate to a new MMO. we’ll see. 🙂
all I can do is make a facial expression.
i think that says it all, Zachlight. 🙂
Hey I’m having one of those “story of my life” times right now too. I think I need a therapist.
Great strip today. I know by now it’s beating a dead horse, but I like the way you drew the iPad. It is a sexy little piece of machinery…I’m still going to get a Kindle tho. 😛
happy you can relate, Eptha, even if that means you need a therapist. 😉
glad the sexiness of the iPad came through in the drawings – thanks! but i can totally understand getting a Kindle. i was showing my friend my iPad the other day, but when she told me she mainly wants it for books, i told her to get a Kindle. the e-ink, non-backlit screen is SO much better for reading.
not a fan of ads but do you know the hp touchsmart tm2 series? those are pretty awesome. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02280952&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=4227163
just checked out your link and it looks pretty cool, Shain. if you get one, let me know how you like it. 🙂
Ooh lucky you!
How different is the iPad to
The iPhone? Apps-wise?
well, you can use most of the iPhone apps on the iPad, Hfm, but if they aren’t made specifically for the iPad, then they’re in a little iPhone-sized window that you can enlarge, but the resolution starts to suffer. the apps that are iPad-specific though, are beautiful. there aren’t as many of them, but i’ve found quite a few that i like so far: Wired, NPR, Twitterific, Comixology, Netflix, Pandora, iBooks, Kindle, Osmos HD and Spider HD are all native iPad apps i’m digging, and i really haven’t even scratched the surface.
As far as the differences between the devices, the size makes a HUGE difference. i don’t watch much video on the iPhone due to the small screen and the need to hold it up to my face while watching, but video looks GREAT on the iPad, and with the Netflix app, i stream movies and tv shows to the iPad all the time. it’s like an infinite resource for watching vids.
this could turn into a huge comment, so i’ll leave it at that. i might write a blog post about my experiences with the iPad, and if i do, i’ll get into more of the differences, but know that even though, in essence, it’s a giant iPod Touch, the way it’s used is very different. *end of long-winded comment*
I love how Jefbot is clutching a piece of hardware for dear life in the last panel. Another perfect gesture.
heh. glad you noticed the clutching going on, Tim. ain’t nothing gonna come between bot and the sexiness. 😉
Aint that the truth…. I’ve made a lot of fiscal decisions based on looks rather than practicality.
i think it’s especially true in geek culture, Steve. yeah, we like things functional, too, but give us something sexy and shiny, and we’re all in. 😉
Ha! I’ll drink to that!
Interestingly enough, I’m a hunt-and-peck typist (I’m old enough to have gone to school when typing *wasn’t* required — or even offered…) and I find that I can actually type a bit faster on my iPad one-handed than I can on a standard keyboard.
that’s cool, reynard61 – i have a lot of friends that are the same way. fortunately (or unfortunately, as the case may be), i took typing in junior high and am WAY fast on a keyboard. i thought it’d be a big hassle to sync up my bluetooth kb to the iPad, but it only takes a few seconds if i absolutely need the real keys.
i like that the App store icon is an anarchy symbol. So much truth in that little fictional icon.
heh. good eye, 11TN. and it’s true: it’s like the wild, wild west in the app store!
Man, I still love your strips. I can’t wait for the next one! (yes, I’ve run out of things to talk about. Other than Onemanga shutting down.)
thanks, NeoDarklight! just reading that you loved the strip is always nice for me to see. 🙂
and i heard about OneManga.com shutting down. i didn’t go there much myself, but i know a lot of you here are manga readers, so that must’ve been a huge blow.
Honestly, I actually use mangafox more often now that I’ve got decent anti-virus software. Also, apparently the people from mangahelpers teamed up with artists and publishers (I think this happened about 6-7 weeks ago, though it could have been earlier) to develop openmanga.org, a website in which one can not only read their manga, but also interact with the authors and publishers and provide valuable feedback. I’m going to fully support it in the few ways I currently can, once it’s up and running.
Really great strip!
Is the iPad keyboard in landscape mode having as difficult a time keeping up with you as the iPhone 3GS? I’m a fast typist too and the 3GS drives me batty.
i haven’t had any problems with it, Jeremy – i have an iPhone 3G and the processor in the iPad is WAY faster than that, so it’s never had a hard time keeping up. my only problem is hitting the wrong key while i’m typing on the touchscreen; i really have to pay attention and keep my eyes focused on which keys i’m touching.
It powers up instantly? Like a laptop when you bring it out of standby?