Movable Type 3.2
January 27, 2010
First Thoughts on the iPadToday on the Internets
2) Yes, the name is exceedingly dumb, for a few reasons. First, it sounds way too much like a sanitary product. Second, as a friend just pointed out, "It sounds like a guy with a Boston accent trying to say iPod." Third, it's so close that it spell-corrects to iPod, which is actually kind of a mixed blessing for me right now personally.
3) I kind of want one. I was undecided until they brought up the "unlimited data for $30 a month with no contract" bit. I've been wanting a cell modem for my netbook for a while now but wasn't willing to pay $60 a month for service. But half that? I'm really, really tempted. And the device itself is less expensive than I'd feared. And it's just so PRETTY and does so much more than my netbook.
4) But maybe it's one of those things that would be more useful in my pretend life in my head rather than the life I actually have. Like if I traveled more. Or took public transportation to work. Or something.
All in all, I'm glad it won't be available for a few months, so I can think about it before deciding whether to buy.Posted by Kat at January 27, 2010 03:00 PM