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.
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.
2019 would then undoubtedly usher in the new Apple iPaaaaaaaaaad.
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.
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:
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.)
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.”