Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Dots is available for iOS and Android.
October 12: A Dots update adds an Endless Mode ($1.99).
I have begun to think of Dots as the mobile-device form of “the Entertainment,” the MacGuffin at the heart of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. Endless Mode clinches the connection. The only symbol that could be more telling than ∞: ☺, the symbol found on copies of the Entertainment.
I have no plans to purchase endlessness. And I’d be careful about clicking on that smiley face if I were you.
There’s a reminder here, for me and for anyone reading: if you like an app, read before you update. The developer’s description makes no mention of the ad, but the comments from users do. And how.
If you’re already in iOS 7, you can turn off automatic updates.
By Michael Leddy at 5:02 PM