Or how about this one:
"Remember when it was the Apple iPad? Before Google bought everyone?"
Posted from my iPad WiFi 64GB
Each introduced a new or groundbreaking technology or design (the IBM 701C is the only laptop ever displayed at the Museum of Modern Art), and the few people that remember them haven't thought of them in years. Technology moves way too fast for the iPad to have more than a couple of years in the spotlight.
Whay will people think in 10 years? They'll think it's frustratingly slow, or has too small a drive capacity, or wonder how we got by without a 3D display and only 10 hours of battery...
Well this came to market 9 years ago...I think it's pretty well remembered....hell I still see people using them!!
...we all remember the Sony Walkman and the Atari 2600.. Hell - many fondly remember (me included) their Sinclair Spectrums with it's rubber keyboard, their very first computer; I think I could even still smash out a few lines of BASIC. The very first of their kind.
I think the iPad will be remembered as the first of it's kind - while technically not correct, the fact is that the iPad is the first successful consumer tablet computer; wether it's detractors like it or not.
Given the amount of vapourwear tablets being touted and the "train crash" that is the HP tablet running windows 7's (video on endgadget if you want to feel terribly uncomfortable on HP and Microsofts behalf - it's so painful to watch it's not even funny), I think the iPad will remain the dominant tablet device for the foreseeable future.
Actually, given how poorly many companies have risen to the iPad challenge so far, I wouldn't be surprised if they delay the release of the 2nd generation for a few more months, just to take full advantage of any 'improvements' they have in the pipeline. Keep those competitors chasing
*I lie. It's EXTREMELY funny. Especially given the apple haters saying how they're going to have a $400 tablet running Photoshop.. Ha.. That thing can't even run IE smoothly. "look how I scroll this page" (nothing on the screen moves). It's looks like he's permanently using teamviewer... Actually - scrub that - team viewer is smoother than that on my iPad... over the Internet.
Last edited by Prasius; 10-09-2010 at 05:54 PM.
man, I been using sony walkmans since I was 15 yrs old, im 39 now..
i would always get the most tiny cassette players and wow the ladys in high school.. felt like james bond and ****, lol..
i got one of the first mainstream mp3 players in the late 90's..
it was the RIO.. sucked only had like 92 mb storage.. but took cards..
still have it, may save it for as it may become antique or sell for parts on ebay..
Seen God 7/11/1995. I met Satan 6/2008 and in 2009...
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