The little one continues to amaze. She doesn't do much, but I do like to stare. There is a question, however, that I would like to pose to the rest of you. Given that I used to work at Microsoft, it became ingrained in my thinking that when you are unhappy with something you are supposed to sue. That's what our competitors did to us. Think what you will about the whole anti-trust suit, but at the end of the day, the whole discussion was silly. People thought it unfair that Microsoft "bundled" so many features with the operating system. With that said, to whom can I complain about what I believe to be illegal bundling with my child?
"Illegal bundling," you ask? Why of course. While I am happy with the base functionality of the child, I have to say that I would have preferred to pick the pooping feature of my liking. I mean, how presumptuous is it to think that I want the poop feature that is included? There's no way to remove this feature, and certainly no other providers can even get into the market because of this bundling. I can attest to the fact that there are plenty of software companies out there that can produce crap just as well as my child. The only benefit is that I don't have to pay my child an 18% maintenance fee.
Further, I would like to have the crying function removed. At the very least, allow me to shop for the crying tone that I like, and not the default tone. Surely Apple could figure out a way to include a new set of crying melodies in the iTunes music store. Imagine if you could do for your child's crying what you can do with your phone. Cry-tones! That would be cool. Unfortunately, the feature is non-upgradable and a fully closed system.
Lastly, why can't I get a neat screen saver for when my child goes to sleep? I mean, she's cute and all, but when she's asleep, there's nothing for me to view. At the very least, give me a throw back to 1992 where I could maybe have some flying toasters or something. Left to my own devices, and nothing at which to stare, I was forced to entertain myself. Only later in life will Chickpea fully understand the dangers of falling asleep when Daddy is bored.