Remember when "Pad" meant something else?

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  1. DrHouse

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    I had a chat with some friends a few days ago about marketing and brands. It occurred to me that the word "Pad" is now so related to the iPad that we kind of forgot that it meant "a protection device" like on a goalie in a hockey game and ( don't even go there with this subject... ) col.Bris admin

    Now, when I hear someone saying the word "Pad", I have an urge to answer by saying "you mean iPad?"...

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    Well, I'm afraid it means a note pad in my world. But then I'm old!

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    Note pad in my world to maybe that just a British thing though.
     
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    I'm a computer guy from another era so PAD to me means Packet Assembler Disassembler - back to the days of X.25......

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    Lets not go there with this subject keep it within forum rules other wise it will be closed
     
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    I was thinking the same thing, Colin, when I saw this silly title.
     
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    Ditto but I'm not British .
    "pad and pen" or "pad and pencil" is what I think of. I still hear " tablet" in my mind when it comes to the iPad


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    When I hear 'pad' I think - where one resides... maybe I am the old one here...
    hehehe!

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    Pads, to me, are places where people live.


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    Sorry, did not think that this was a sensitive subject...

    VicoPad addict!
     
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    In my world "pad" isn't a reference to iPad. Even if we're talking about iPad, I've never heard of it referred to simply as "pad". Are you sure you're not trying to put a new term in the the lexicon of tech terms?
     
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    Pad=Sport Protection....I have to wear these when i play little league hockey
     

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