In her post “Aussie Rules”, Lessien becomes one of the few people to argue, in a positive rather than pejorative sense, that the iPad is a toy, by which she clarifies it “just works” without intimidating users with blue screens of death and what not.
I want to take a step back from the iPad as a singular product, and look at the whole touch interface that’s evolving rapidly from science fiction to almost toy. I’m no expert, but I’m interested in this because, as a former childrens’ “educational” game developer, and now parent, I have some direct experience with how children interact with digital interfaces.
The Emperor commanded the court Artist to draw him a fish. But, he commanded, it must capture the fish's life perfectly, render the essence of the fish so precisely as to be almost alive itself. The Artist went off, and set to work.
Some time passed, and the Emperor inquired after the Artist's progress. The Artist sent word to the Emperor that the work was proceeding as it should. The Emperor was mollified for the time being.
Mini donuts? Check
Chopped up brownie? Check
Reeces peanut butter cups? Check
All mixed up and baked together? Madness ensues.
This one's probably going to take a week or two to work through, and sadly Marcus was sick.
This recipe is adapted from several sources, and is, let’s face it, completely inauthentic, excepting that it’s authentically awfully darned good on a cold day. And the kids like it. Besides, isn’t authenticity overrated anyways? Consider it postmodern, if that helps. Better yet, just enjoy, and have a shot of tequila.