At the Crunchies (TechCrunch’s annual startup and technology awards show) this past weekend, the iPad got some tremendous praise, from some major ‘luminaries’ who were asked to accept an award on Apple’s behalf.
But this year with Apple CEO Steve Jobs back on medical leave that didn’t seem fitting. Instead I tracked down some of the industry’s biggest luminaries including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, LinkedIn founder/Greylock partner Reid Hoffman, DreamWorks founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and Kleiner Perkin’s John Doerr to do the acceptance speech for Apple. I asked why they thought the iPad was more than just a cool device.
The most striking line was from Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks – who said the iPad is …
arguably the most extraordinary innovation of our time.
I couldn’t get the video to embed, so you should give it a look over at TechCrunch and hear what Katzenberg, Zuckerberg, and the rest have to say: