iPad’s Uses

So, looks like everyone is taken in by the wow factor of the new-fangled Apple iPad.

I expect the content media companies are rubbing their hands with glee. Bonnier: “…the power of digital media to create a rich and meaningful experience, while maintaining the relaxed and curated features of printed magazines…designed for a world in which interactivity, abundant information and unlimited options could be perceived as intrusive and overwhelming (see Bonnier video).

I also expect the relatives, when you come a-visiting, to bore you to death with their vacation snaps. They will whip out the iPad, and hijack your next two hours showing one gigabyte-worth of pictures of how their Disneyland trip was great. It will be great for shopping too – see below.

Seen by me at Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur (the greatest and most diverse collection of designer brands per geographic area in South-east Asia…except they all are fake) this Monday:

Caucasian Couple: Do you have Tag Heuer?
Pirate Vendor: Many! What model you want? Also, Rolex, Omega, IWC, Maurice Lacroix…
He pronounced it Morris Lacross.
Caucasian Couple: Oooo…there are too many. I don’t see it here.
Pirate Vendor: Here…if it’s here, we have it.
Showing a bundle of Watch Magazines.
Pirate Vendor: You bring-have picture?
Caucasian Couple whips out phone and showed to Pirate Vendor.
Pirate Vendor: Ah, yes!
Pirate Vendor scampered away, presumably to retrieve from some hidden stash.

Now, substitute li’l phone for iPad

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