iPad 2 Thinner. Lighter. Faster. But does it have the right name?

iPad 2 Thinner. Lighter. Faster. FaceTime. Smart Covers. 10-hour battery.
iPad 2 Thinner. Lighter. Faster. But does it have the right name?

So, Apple CEO Steve Jobs launched the new iPad 2 today.

The difficult second tablet device.

Everyone is talking about it—apparently—the tech websites, the news websites, the tech news websites, everyone!

I think they missed a trick though in the name.

iPaad

I think they should have called it the iPaad.

That way they could just keep adding ‘a’s (A for Apple) with each subsequent release until they has as many as Google have ‘o’s on their search results pages.

Goooooooooogle
Goooooooooogle

2019 would then undoubtedly usher in the new Apple iPaaaaaaaaaad.

iiPad

The Lovely Jane™, however, thinks that they should have called it the iiPad (ii being the Roman numeral for 2).

With that naming convention, next year would bring the iiiPad. The ivPad would be launched in 2013. The vPad in 2014 and so on until in 2098 the new Apple dxxxviiiPad will explode onto the market.

It will be thinner than paper that is made from human hair. It will have 8 cameras, 12 TB of RAM, a 32-core 256-bit processor and every one will come with a complimentary copy of Angry Birds and a giant Zippo lighter app.

Whatever they called it though, I still won’t be buying one.

Considering giving up social media for Lent

A friend of mine—who on Twitter goes by the name of @gedrobinson and in real life goes by the name of Ged Robinson— tweeted this earlier today:

One week left on Twitter, deciding giving Twitter, Facebook and alcohol up for Lent. (St Pats excepted of course)
One week left on Twitter, deciding giving Twitter, Facebook and alcohol up for Lent. (St Pats excepted of course)

and he got me thinking: what a great idea!

I’m going to give it some thought over the next few days and try to write more about it at the other place.

I certainly would like to spend more time blogging: writing longer, more considered posts rather than the fast-food, 140 character offerings that I spit out daily on Twitter and occasionally Facebook. (Hence the three posts in rapid succession this evening.)

Lots of good stuff to consider.

Not indicative of wider trends in society

Pension age workers on the rise says ONS
BBC News: Pension age workers on the rise says ONS

A couple of fabulous tweets this evening from my work colleague @doctorvee about this page on the BBC News website with the title “Pension age workers on the rise says [Office of National Statistics]”:

Even by the standards of BBC News, this is a totally weird photo to use […] as though the experiences of Bruce Forsyth dancing with Tess Daly is indicative of wider trends in society.”

(Source and source)

Wise words.

Gaddafi

This situation in Libya with Colonel Gaddafi is interesting; disturbing, but also interesting.

One word comes to mind: ‘delusional’.

Actually two words: ‘delusional’ and ‘fashion nightmare’, but I digress.

There is a fascinating interview with him conducted by the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen where he says that he cannot resign as he has no official position.

“Muammar Gaddafi is not a president to resign, he does not even have a parliament to dissolve,”he said in a speech, adding that he held “no position from which to step down.”

“The Libyan system is a system of the people and no one can go against the authority of the people … The people are free to chose the authority they see fit,” he said. (Reuters)

I presume then that he wouldn’t object if someone else—on the authority of the people, say—set themselves up as president and formed a parliament.

Or am I maybe reading this wrong?