Hyped.. hypad .. iPad?

Post with a selection of interesting links to iPad related marketing and reactance.

First, the original pitch by Rev’d Jobs, here.

Then the BBC/Click 5 minute critique, here.

Charlie Brooker’s great commentary in the Grauniad, here, including insightful quote of the week: “Apple excels at taking existing concepts – computers, MP3 players, conceit – and carefully streamlining them into glistening ergonomic chunks of concentrated aspiration.”

Gizmodo’s ‘8 things that suck about the iPad’ is here.

The fat iPhone without the phone, according to The Register.

Comedian Peter Serafinowicz’s take on the cheaper alternatives available.

Finally, thanks to one of my students for this link, and some creative subtitling of Hitler’s reaction after learning (amongst other things) that the iPad is not multi-tasking (warning – may offend and contains, as they say, strong language).

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One Response

  1. Lots of of bloggers aren’t very pleased with the new iPad.There was 2 much hype regarding it and alot people got turned off.Quite frankly, I for one see some of the cool potential of this gadget. Third-party soft for making tunes, games, newsprints and magazine and FFS books, all sorts of good stuff, but they failed to sell it right (excluding the books). It smells sort of incomplete

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