Non-geek writers are far more likely to get it — to see how the trade-offs lead to a new type of experience. Moulitsas writes:
For me, all I care is whether a device makes my life easier. I could give a shit about whether the hackers love or hate it, or how much hype something has. The iPad filled my needs seamlessly, with only minor hassles. It was better than a laptop, allowing me to travel more efficiently.
As Tim O’Reilly observed, this should be a wake-up call for many companies. I suspect what we’ll see instead, as the iPad turns into a big hit, are companies like Microsoft suggesting that there’s something wrong with iPad users, not that there’s something wrong with its products.
★ Sunday, 11 April 2010