Linked by Adam S on Mon 1st Feb 2010 18:19 UTC
Podcasts Back in August of 2009, the OSnews team spent 3 full hours discussing Apple. In the course of discussion, we spent some time talking about the then-mythical "Apple Tablet." So, 5 months later, how did we do? Were we accurate in our predictions? How did you envision the Tablet, long before the nonsensically named "iPad" became a reality? This clip, which I've called "Episode 20.x" and inserted into cannon retroactively, is pulled, unaltered, from the original podcast.
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RE: Nailed it
by Adam S on Mon 1st Feb 2010 22:07 UTC in reply to "Nailed it"
Adam S
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2005-04-01

Though you accuracy is mostly due to Apple being really boring rather than superhuman powers of insight.


Sadly, you're right.

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RE[2]: Nailed it
by Kroc on Mon 1st Feb 2010 22:21 in reply to "RE: Nailed it"
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2005-11-10

I wouldn’t say it was boring, just simply the meeting of all Apple’s capabilities in one device.

iPhone OS, aluminium engineering, battery technology, PA Semi, webkit. Design.

Having met two regular, non-geek Mac users today, I can see easily how the iPad is going to change everything. _Only_ geeks get the full power and use out of Mac OS X.

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RE[3]: Nailed it
by Praxis on Mon 1st Feb 2010 22:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Nailed it"
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2009-09-17

I wouldn’t say it was boring, just simply the meeting of all Apple’s capabilities in one device.

iPhone OS, aluminium engineering, battery technology, PA Semi, webkit. Design.

Having met two regular, non-geek Mac users today, I can see easily how the iPad is going to change everything. _Only_ geeks get the full power and use out of Mac OS X.


Its a logical progression I agree, but everyone always gets more excited about disruptive innovations rather than incremental evolutionary stuff. And given the amount of hype behind anything apple does everyone was hoping for a disruptive change even if what we actually got was fairly logical. The iPad ended up being not so different from what we saw a CES just a couple weeks before, in many areas apple was being the me too guy for once. At least for tech geeks who follow this stuff, the average person may be surprised about Apple's 'innovation'.

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