Nintendo 3DS is Creepy, May Read Newspapers
So Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata had a little chat with the Japanese trade paper Nikkei, and he had a couple odd/pretty damn sweet things to say. We’re talking about e-reader kinda stuff here. Good stuff. Read on.
Weird and creepy: “As you carry it with you while out and about, it will seek out and automatically connect with wireless LAN spots, and download information.” Uh, no, please? I don’t want my handheld console checking in with the mothership as I walk around. Shiver.
Damn sweet: “We’re thinking about functionality where it will automatically acquire newspaper and magazine articles.”
OK, so the “automatically” part isn’t good, but the fact that it might be able to read newspaper and magazine content is A-OK.
Seriously, though, “automatic” is scary. I don’t want my DS to do any damn thing automatically. Not one. Machines doing things automatically never worked out well in fiction, and so I’m not taking any chances.
Still, though, I’m totally serious when I say I’d like to be able to read the Times on a DS, and I’m equally serious when I say I want to choose what to read.
Is all that clear?