Ask The Apple Geek: Should I Hold Out For The iPad 3?

I have a rule of thumb with technology, one I’ve broken many, many times, and that rule is this: Don’t wait. If you really want something, and can afford it, buy it. If you’re holding out for a gadget to reach a final, all-encompassing level of perfection, you’ll die in the process. Yes, in six months something new will come out that will make your once-shiny device lose its luster. Then, another six months will pass, and they’ll put out something superior still. When the original iPad was announced, I ordered it immediately. I knew my friends were right when

Dwayne McDuffie In Memoriam

I want to write an article on the passing of Dwayne McDuffie but I can’t. I didn’t know him as well as I should have. Comics, the small industry that it is, has its celebrated names like Bendis, Morrison, Johns and Alan Moore. But there are writers in the industry that remain relatively unknown, letting the work speak for itself. And now, looking back on the legacy of Dwayne McDuffie, I see a man who has influenced me tremendously. Looking up his name I see Marvel’s Damage Control, a comic series about the company that rebuilds all the destruction caused

Dream of the (early) 90’s: The Simpsons Sing The Blues

If NPR’s All Songs Considered is to be believed, 90’s nostalgia is now a “Thing.” That’s all well and good, but I think that when they talk about being nostalgic for the 90’s, most people are probably thinking about the mid-90’s, when a puritanical, authenticity-obsessed notion of coolness was in vogue for a few minutes. They tend to forget about the early 90’s, a pop culture epoch so corny it almost rivaled the variety show era of the 1970’s. It was the time of Club MTV, the puppet sitcom Dinosaurs, and Ugly Kid Joe.  The Simpsons Sing the Blues was

Rally the Troops

Like Indiana Jones irrationally hates Snakes, I hate being poisoned. The Mirrodin Block of Magic the Gathering is chock full of creatures with “Infect” (This creature deals damage in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters) and I am constantly being killed by these creatures. Constantly. So needless to say, I have been hoping for some kind of “Anti-Venom”, “This Card Removes Poison Counters” or “Penicillin” to show up in Mirrodin Besieged and much to my chagrin, such cards did not appear. Instead of that we got “Battle Cry” which gives other attacking