Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Here's a guy you won't see using an i-Pad anytime soon

by Chris MaGee

So have you, like so many people out there, run out and got yourself an i-Pad? Most of my techie friends have said that the reality lives up to the hype, and my brief run-ins with the i-Phone on crack have been pretty enjoyable. There is one person out there who isn't that impressed with this new piece of Apple technology though. That would be anime master Hayao Miyazaki. The 69-year-old creator of such modern animated classic as "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Away" has been quoted as saying that that the i-Pad, which has had people lining up at electronics retailers worldwide, is "disgusting". If that wasn't bad enough the notoriously grumpy and workoholic Miyazaki has compared the touch and scroll movements of i-Pad users to those of people masturbating. Ouch! Tell us what you really think, Miyazaki-san!

Thanks to Anime News Network for relating this bit of bubble-bursting news.

1 comment:

keeperdesign said...

And he hated people using cellphones before that, and—gasp!—hated people with their faces buried in manga on trains before that. Perhaps Miyazaki-sensei is something of a curmudgeon?