Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 15:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm currently reading Jerry Kaplan's excellent book "Startup: a Silicon Valley adventure". In this book, Kaplan, founder and CEO of GO Corp., details the founding, financing and eventual demise of his highly innovative company, including the development and workings of their product. What's so surprising about this book is just how timeless it really is - the names and products may have changed, but the business practices and company attitudes surely haven't.
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The Ipad
by Yagami on Sat 24th Mar 2012 23:21 UTC
Yagami
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I myself was just blown away with a fact that happened and was not discussed here before ( i think ) :

Few years back, when there were no "ipad's", Tablets already existed ( similar to the Ipad ). People didnt complain about lacking features of tablets or how bad they worked, but with the idea that a tablet was stupid.
I think, if i am not mistaken, on this exact website ( osnews ), this discussion came up. Where PC's and Laptops could do all that Humanity needed.

Now what i never understood and was blown away was when i saw people camping outside the stores to buy an Ipad. How they seemed to be the most happy people on earth. It seemed that a day without an ipad was like being dead.

Now... years that we have the Ipad and Itab and etc, honestly... It didnt change nothing. At least to me and those next to me, life is still as it was before.

I am not bashing the Ipad or anything, its cool and if i was a billionaire, i would buy one for sure ( although i dont really see any special use case or need for it ). But what was that fanatic rush to buy Ipads ?

One day we are saying tablets idea is dumb, Apple announces the Ipad, next day people cannot live without the Ipad.

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