Over the past several months, myHIP has released 3 magic tricks for the iPhone/iPod touch.
Interestingly, reviews for these 3 apps have been polar to say the least. We get nearly as many 5 star ratings as we do 1 star ratings.
Those people that understand what magic is, tend to give it a good review, while those that don’t… well, probably don’t get it.
Magic is Magic, it’s illusion, it’s not real, it’s obviously a trick. To give a magic trick a 1 star rating because you were tricked into believing that the illusion was real is very odd. If you went to a magic show in Las Vegas, would you expect that the tricks are real? That the lady really gets cut in half, or that the plane vanishes before your very eyes?
To those folks that gave the apps good reviews, you get it. You can appreciate the art of magic. You understand that magic is not about reality, but about the illusion.