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Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Hey, wanna come online to see my etchings?

Image-Etch-A-Sketch-ManMy lame attempt of an Etch-A-Sketch man.

When I was a lad, we didn't have XplayboxWii360stations. Ooooh no. You know what we had? Etch-A-Sketch. That's right, Etch-A-Bleedin-Sketch!
Now I know they are still around today, but I doubt they rank as high as they did back-in-the-day. And the ones today are probably only bought for kids by parents that want to reminisce.
But what happens if you don't have kids? What will be your excuse for buying one?

Well, have no fear, the internet is here! Yep, you guessed it, Etch-A-Sketch is now online! Woohoo!
Now you too can create a pixelated masterpiece (of crap) like my outstanding effort above.
Also, once you have created your piece of retro 'art' it will end up with its own url (permalink) that you can share with friends and family (here's the one above slightly larger).
I'm not sure how long they keep your artwork, but long enough to share. Or alternatively you can right-click and save to your comp.

So visit them at Etchy.org and get twiddling those knobs! Although you'll be using the arrow keys so the physical element is almost totally non-existent.
So that means playing with it online you don't get the vigorous arm workout while clearing the screen. Also, I wonder if those early years of skilfully twiddling and manipulating those knobs has enhanced my foreplay skills to the benefit of my wife today. Hehehe.

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