Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Portable But Not Pocketable: Why iPad?
Do I want to pay another £30 a month to a network operator?
Do I want to carry around a ten inch screen?
Do I want to read books on a bright screen?
‘Gorgeous’ is a word Steve Jobs used several times as he demo-ed the iPad, and it looked a lovely thing but, as he sat back in his big black leather chair, the uses which he demo-ed looked trivial to me, and available elsewhere.
The iPad will be a stylish thing to have lying on your coffee table. It will be admired and touched and used by you and your guests, but do you need it?
To all these questions, the answer is:
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