Blog Focus on iPad Reactions Across the Web
Blog Focus is Technorati's daily roundup of the top stories as told by the bloggers of the world. Each day a handful of posts, no matter how popular or nascent, will be selected by editors to portray a general unscientific reaction to discussion points around the 'Net.
Everyone and their sister has lavished their opinion about the new iPad on the Internet in the last 36 hours. Consider this your tapas selection of analysis about the new Apple product line. Because it's Friday, feel free to spend 90 minutes picking over the selection and then telling your boss the Internet was short on wait staff so you were late returning from lunch.
• Mossblog — Walt Mossberg: "... the software looked impressive, and that could help Steve Jobs do the one thing even he has never done in an amazing career: get the public to love not just a better version of an existing type of gadget, but a whole new category of gadget."
• New York Times — David Pogue: "Like the iPhone, the iPad is really a vessel, a tool, a 1.5-pound sack of potential."
• Stephen Fry — Stephen Fry: "It is perfectly possible I will be proved wrong about its enduring, game-changing place in the landscape and that people will gleefully rub my nose in this blog in two year’s time. I’m certainly not wrong about how soul-scorchingly beautiful it is to use though. And that, for me, is enough."
• blogmaverick — Mark Cuban: "I cant wait to get my hands on the IPad. Its going to be a HUGE hit." (sic)
• Ultimi Barbarorum — Ultimi Barbarorum: "Within 2 years you will be reading articles describing how it was obvious — with hindsight — that the iPad would be a hit with aging baby boomers." (h/t: Gizmodo)
• AppleInsider — Daniel Eran Dilger: "The iPad seems like a gigantic leap and a small step at once."
• io9 — Annalee Newitz: "The real question about Apple's new multitouch pseudo-computer, dubbed the iPad, is not whether it sucks or rocks. What all of us really want to know is whether it will change the future. The answer? Yes, but badly."
And we'll leave the final word for the world's only unironic Segway user not employed in the retail security field, Steve Wozniak: