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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Eye Pad

So the day is almost upon us in Europe when Mr Jobs (Mr Big Jobs as Microsoft enthusers refer to him) unleashes his latest pet gizmo - namely the Apple iPad. As a result the tech press are fawning all over themselves in a desparate attempt to bask in some reflected glory that they percieve exists. Don't get me wrong, I'm a converted apple man to the core (First rule of comedy: Be Funny - Ed) but people do get ever-so slightly carried away with the crowd sometimes.

This sort of behaviour reminds me of that line from "Jurrasic Park" where Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) says: "Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should". In a sort of 'follow-the-heard' kinda way. At this point of my rambling I could easily have a Squirrel moment and start telling you about my social anthropological theorums that I've developed and enhanced over the years as a result of firstly, studying sociology and secondly, studying people - but I won't.

Ahhhh. Don't think anyone noticed that particular Squirrel. Where was I?? (Get on with it - Ed) Ah yes, iPads....

No, not the Michael Jackson eye pad, which really is very disturbing. I would never want to wake up to Mrs G (or in point of fact anyone) who looked like that!! No, not those... I'm referring to the Apple iPad, due for release in the UK tomorrow (Friday). The apple stores are all going to open early in the hope that hundreds if not tens of people will que up and buy one. Until I get my hands on one I remain unconvinced. But I am leaning in that direction. The reason being, that Mrs G's laptop (which runs Vista) is horrendous. When I consider that all she really wants to do is check her email & facebook and do the occasional bit of surfing.... why have the agony of Vista in the middle ?? This is what's driving me to buy her an iPad. Not the marketing, or the schpiel, just the fact that you press a button, you're on and it works.....

Anyone got any suggestions as to why this is a bad idea? Let's here them in the comments please...
 

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