I love watching the Charlie Rose show, and I love hearing some serious technology experts talk about the iPad. Combine those two things and, at least for me, it’s a total chocolate plus peanut butter moment.
So I just enjoyed the heck out of watching twenty plus minutes of Charlie talking to Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, Mike Arrington of TechCrunch, and David Carr of the New York Times all about the iPad. There are of course a number of great insightful lines throughout the show, but my two favorites – both from David Carr at around the 12:10 mark – are these:
This’ll be a more viral gadget than most, because it’s so large … if you’re sitting next to someone it’s going to market itself.
It was a terrible day for Amazon and a terrible day for Kindle. … but he left the picture of the Kindle up there for like two minutes and it looked like something mennonites made 150 years ago.
The entire video of the talk is great stuff to watch and listen to. Check it out HERE.
I found the most convincing proof I’ve seen that Google is making a Tablet. I found it while hunting down screenshots and pictures of the Apple iPad using Google Image Search. No matter how hard I tried I kept coming up with everything but pictures of the iPad.
That’s an excerpt from a post by Marc over at the Ilium Software Blog. It caught my eye and I thought I’d try my luck with image searches for iPad. My results were just as bad, as you may be able to see in the above screencap.
The first page of image results for a Google search for ‘Apple iPad’ yielded not a single image of the actual device, and lots that are of mockups of the device before release – and most not even close to the real appearance of the iPad.
Brilliant stuff, as ever, at Joy of Tech on where to carry your iPad. I love the testosterone-pumping ManChariot. :)
They’ve also got a superb explanation for where all the hype goes once the iPad has finally been announced …
An amazing, beautiful, huge, phenomenal, unbelievably great, far better, condensed version of Steve and Co’s iPad announcement last week. These have become a standard after every big Apple event, and I love ‘em. :)
Well, the iPad may turn out to be a hit, or a flop; a game-changer or a should’ve had its name changed – but one thing’s for sure, it is one hell of a good source of humor and is destined to be the butt of countless jokes.
Just the name itself is more than enough fodder to get the ball rolling. Throw in its iPhone-like lack of some features that many geeks think are dealbreakers, and the ridiculous amount of hype surrounding the device, and it’s a surefire recipe for iPad-tastic jokefests.
There are already quite a lot of excellent ‘iPad vs. …’ images up on the web, like the neck and neck battle with a Maxipad shown above – where the Maxipad just edges it through its win in the ‘super absorbant’ category.
Image Source: gdgt.com
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