Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

iPads For Dogs

"A couple of years ago, Anna Jane Grossman read a spoof article on the website The Awl about a teenage girl who was building up her resume for college applications and was struck by one detail; among the descriptions of organic ibex farming and studying Chinese, the high school student was teaching her dog how to use an iPad. 'It was not real. But I was like, "Oh, I can teach my dog how to use the iPad!"' Grossman, who had recently left journalism to pursue dog training full-time, told TODAY.com."
Awl readers: making things happen since 2009.


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Multiphasic (#411)

"Jeff Barea" is a weird handle for someone named Anna.

lbf (#2,343)

My dog!

I'll admit, I just clicked over to reread that post because, seriously, it's still gold. (and the comments! the comments!)

Alternate take : <3 big media and your need to glorify things as "articles" and so forth. ADORABLE, right.

C_Webb (#855)

@Gef the Talking Mongoose Lord I don't even remember my own references any more. I blame bourbon.

"Anna" is the subject of both stories? There's got to be a trend piece in that.

C_Webb (#855)

@Clarence Rosario The real trend is teaching dogs to use Google Glass.

@C_Webb Well, the Internet is full of figurative images of everyone sniffing each other's behinds, might as well start filling it with literal images.

hockeymom (#143)

@Awl readers are cute, smart and like animals! What's not to love?

hockeymom (#143)

I forgot the best part, "portmanteau". That's when I died.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Great. Now all I need to do is teach the dog how to type my credit card # and I'll be totally obsolete.

carpetblogger (#306)

It was a joy to go back and re-read the original.

pago (#271,460)

ipad is the best tablet to play with the family, including our companion animals :)

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