Yet strong sales are backing up the hype — at least for now —
suggesting something about the devices has caught on with
consumers. What is that mysterious “something”? Purely marketing,
I believe. Apple is nothing if not master of the glitzy sales
pitch, and there’s never been better proof of that than the iPad’s
Mark my words: The device — and all the others of its ilk that
have sprung up for a piece of the action — are nothing more than
a passing fad, at least in the mainstream.