At PARC we had a slogan: "Point of view is worth 80 IQ points."
Frank Chimero, in February:
I get excited when I see new tools and I have no idea how to use them.
I look at it and all I see is potential.
Jeff Jarvis, way back in April:
After having slept with her (Ms. iPad), I am having morning-after regrets. Sweet and cute but shallow and vapid.
James Lileks, in April:
The Apple tablet is the Barack Obama of technology. It's whatever you want it to be, until you actually get it.
Leigh "Me Too" Gallagher, seven months later:
When I started to use it -- that's when the love affair ended (or really, failed to kick in).
Plug-in hybrid and electric cars, it turns out, not only reduce air pollution, they cut noise pollution as well with their whisper-quiet motors. But that has created a different problem. They aren't noisy enough.
The world according to Doug Engelbart:
The chord keyboard is unquestionably far superior to the QWERTY. People did not adopt chording because they lacked the persistence to overcome the mental hurdle of learning it, and they lacked the imagination to envision their lives on the other side of the hurdle. So they sat dumbly, QWERTY in hand, pecking away without satisfaction. It was his duty to carry on the struggle. Eventually all would see the light ...
Randall Munroe, last November:
What if I want something more than the pale facsimile of fulfillment brought by a parade of ever-fancier toys?
To spend my life restlessly producing instead of sedately consuming?
Is there an app for that?
RE: Why I hate my new iPad