The other day, I tried drawing Eminem on Draw Something. With furrowed brows and beads of nervous sweat forming on my upper lip, I dragged my finger across the iPhone screen in an attempt to sketch my favorite rapper.
The end result looked more like, well, an aubergine. Needless to say, my opponent and girlfriend called it quits and, with a spurt of irritation, asked how I managed draw an eggplant sporting a cap instead of Eminem.
“So let’s not use a stylus. We’re going to use the best pointing device in the world. We’re going to use a pointing device that we’re all born with – born with ten of them. We’re going to use our fingers. We’re going to touch this with our fingers. And we have invented a new technology called multi-touch, which is phenomenal. It works like magic.” ~ Steve Jobs
When the iPhone was announced in 2007, Jobs pompously declared that “nobody wants a stylus”. But damn, if my fat fingers can’t Draw Anything on Draw Something, I am certainly buying myself a stylus. Like a lot of Draw Something addicts, I cannot avoid trumpeting my laughably limited artistic skills.
But I just can’t do it with my clumsy finger. Our ten digits simply can’t replace what a pen, pencil or stylus can do with such style and grace – write and draw.
April 26, 2012 No Comments