The main reason is because I’m a terrifying racist.
Actually, that’s a lie, or I hope it is.
Self denial aside, the return of the Sidekick to the T-Mobile line up is actually a treat. Maybe I’m finally become a middleschooler but the sidekick is what I believe to be the most ridiculous, impractical mobile data management machine to exist in the current moment in time.
It is a sidekick, a supposed relic in a time when it’s a shock to not be shocked it’s half way to 12 years past the year 2000. Futurama is looking pretty old isn’t it? It’s a social faux paus, the new/old sidekick. The design is not timeless, and the great parts of it has been replicated and redone. Much like the iPod’s click wheel, the counter clockwise flip up of the screen, the Sidekick is more status and image than practicability. No matter what you do, using it will illicit odd stares.
What the hell is that doing in the new decade?
The funny thing is that while a gameboy color is strange, it’s sort of alright. It’s nolstagic cool, a retrotastic rainbow. The sidekick is that cousin nobody really wants to hang out with.
I sort of want one. But that’s because I think it’s going to fail.