Scott McKain has an interesting post.
So…what happens when our cult becomes dominant? When the vision of Steve Jobs becomes truly realized to the point that Apple is THE dominant player?
Clearly, the iPhone changed the way people thought about phones. It was a ball right out of the park.
But I don’t think that’s the case with the iPad just yet.
I see the iPad as being the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984 all over again.
Nothing since the original Mac has brought out the nascent imbecility of tech coverage since … well, the Mac itself.
I didn’t see anyone wondering about the need for Google’s Android OS.
I didn’t see anyone wondering why someone would want an ICD tablet or Notion Ink tablet.
No. It’s been a droolfest for both of those! Droolfest squared when you combine Android with one of those tablets!
Unlike for the iPad. Those who can clearly the see the benefits of the iPad, those who can see how the iPad changes everything — and will change everything — those people, the new Rest of Us, are derided as cultists or somehow hypnotized by an Apple logo and Steve Job’s so-called Reality Distortion Field.
Or we’re simply idiots who need a computer to be a “toy” in order to use it.
And yet, if you were to go into the boardrooms of Google, Microsoft, Palm, Nokia, and other large companies — especially Sony! — you’d hear all of them wishing they had created the iPhone and the iPad.
It’s funny how the people who make products can understand the iPhone and the iPad.
While those who simply write about products … continue to be imbeciles.
Just as they were back in 1984.
Anyway, for the Rest of Us, let’s party like it’s 1984 again!