Time Magazine has named the iPad on its list of The 50 Best Inventions of 2010 – and given it some glowing praise in the text for its listing in the Technology section.
How does Apple keep out-inventing the rest of the tech industry? Often, it’s by reinventing a product category that its competitors have given up on. In theory, the iPad is merely a follow-up to such resoundingly unpopular slate-style computers as Microsoft’s Tablet PC. But Apple is the first company that designed finger-friendly hardware and software from scratch rather than stuffing a PC into a keyboardless case. When it calls the results "magical" and "revolutionary," it’s distorting reality only slightly.
No arguments here. As just a bit of further proof of the iPad’s impact, an iPad-only app also made the Technology list: the excellent ‘social news’ Flipboard app. I’m also happy to see that the promising Square payments platform made the list. Check out the full list here and see what you think of the winners:
News via: Razorianfly