Tuesday, February 09, 2010

And Jobs came down from the mountain: some analysts hype the iPad

Lest anyone think age and recent health struggles have in any way attenuated Steve Jobs' famous reality distortion field, check out this quote from this article over on ReadWriteWeb:

Mike Abramsky, RBC Capital Markets:
"With iPad, Apple creates a revolutionary e-reading, browsing, media, gaming experience. Newspapers, Web pages, books 'come alive' with video, animation, color and fullscreen touch." And as for the mixed reaction in the tech community? "Not everyone initially liked the Ten Commandments either -- but they endured." (Source: AppleInsider)
The 10 commandments? Really? Personally I would buy Woz as a Moses figure before I'd buy Jobs in that role. Although on the other hand, it's easy to see Jobs raining down plagues of locusts and turning the water to blood and all of that.

And what's not to like about the 10 Commandments? It's the other laws that make you give up pork and shellfish and not wear cotton/polyester blends that are kind of a drag. If I remember the Bible correctly, mainly it was wandering around in the desert for 40 years that really pissed people off, not the 10 Commandments.

Finally, the 10 Commandments took up 2 tablets. The iPad is only one, although with the touch interface paging through the 10 commandments will be a breeze. The iPad will make the 10 Commandments 'come alive' like Peter Frampton.

Thank you, Moses, I mean Steve Jobs, I mean all the engineers at Apple that worked themselves to death actually designing and creating this.