Wednesday, January 27, 2010

iPad? Really?

(Insert joke here about the name.)

Saturday Night Live's gonna have a field day with that. What were they thinking? Maybe none of them are women. Or had sisters. Or are married. Or ever got pummeled with one too many tv ads for certain women's products.


  1. Ugh. We thought the same thing. So sad...

  2. You'd think they would have done some basic product name testing.

  3. I KNOW! Don't you know there was tons of money spend on product name, marketing and the like. No one had the guts to mention this? It has come to every person's mind that has talked about the product at all.

  4. You know though, based on the number of this sort of comments on blogs that would otherwise not be writing about Apple's new tablet, I'm starting to wonder if the awkward name was deliberate to generate more buzz-- the idea that there's no such thing as bad publicity. It will certainly provide plenty of fodder for late night comedians and the like.

    (my verification word: "namin")

  5. Possibly ... but considering Apple's past long list of failed products and the fact that no one I know can figure out just why they'd want one, I would say that was a failed strategy, if so. :-)

  6. Oddly enough, I didn't see the problem at first. Neither did DD#2--when we heard "Pad," we thought "paper."

    DS#2, OTOH, picked up on it right away. ;)

    BTW, I have a tablet PC already. Doesn't have a touch screen and is an older version, so I'm not sure why the iPad would be so much better than the tablet PCs already on the market.

  7. The joke I tweeted yesterday was "Next year Steve Jobs will announce and even larger iPad called the iPad Maxi."

    Though I want one. I read a good amount books via my iPod Touch Kindle app, Stanza app, Barnes & Noble app so having that on a large form factor would be awesome. Plus iBreviary the Liturgy of the Hours app will be perfect

    As for the name though there was criticism of the original iPod name and even people thought the name iPhone to be stupid.

    As for people not wanting one. I think that anybody that currently uses an iPhone/iPod Touch would know exactly why they would want the iPad. Browsing would be very good and quite natural. Using a Bluetooth keyboard with it means you got a device more capable than a netbook that is much faster and has a beautiful user interface with access to 100,000s of apps with more to come.

  8. I have to say that when I heard iPad I thought of writing pad (and thought it was a good name, BTW), but then I'm pregnant so the other sort of pad hasn't been on my radar for months...