1/1/2013 It’s a new year and a brave new world among the androids. As I start to play, otherwise known as exploratory test my new phone, I discover that it’s like dancing. I must learn a whole new series of movements. When I turn the phone on, it says “Swipe to Unlock”. So what’s a “swipe”? So I go on the web and locate the definition of swipe. Here’s Merriam Webester’s definition: Definition of SWIPE. 1: a strong sweeping blow <a swipe of a paw> 2: a sharp often critical remark <took a parting swipe at management>. Ok, so now what do I do…attempt to hit it with my “paw” or make a nasty remark at it? After a few attempts, I find that an android “swipe” is rather like a doing a waltz with one’s finger. I would define it as a glide. However it is defined, so be it. Now that I’ve mastered the “swipe”, it’s time to learn to tap. Hmmm, I wonder if my old tap shoes are still in the attic?