So yesterday I met up with an old friend who brought along her Louis Vuitton messenger bag to our lunch date. Inside the bag was her brand new iPad.
She happily told me she wasn’t following the crowd because she had resisted the initial onslaught of overhyped iPad ads for at least a month before she finally gave in after reading on my blog that her favorite singer Monica had an iPad. She said she loves it.
Me, on the other hand, I still have no use for an iPad. I already have a MacBook Pro (which I’m typing this post on) and a HTC smart phone, which I hate, but it serves my purposes when I want to browse the Internet while out & about.
I simply can’t see myself dragging that monster iPad out of a bag just to check the sports scores — unless I just want the people around me to see that I have an iPad — and I am not that vain.
US president Barack Obama probably feels the same way. He doesn’t own an iPad either.
Obama told the graduating class of Hampton University today (April 9) that the iPad is just another useless invention that will only lead them to distraction as they try to find work in a dismal job market.
Last week Apple CEO Steve Jobs bragged that his iPad sold over 1 million units. With over 300 million people in the US, I am not impressed.
Besides, that figure doesn’t include all the replacement iPads exchanged by clumsy owners who dropped and broke their first units.