If anyone could convince me I need an iPad, it would be Stephen Fry.
|Written by Lauren Cheal|
|Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:36|
Stephen Fry had the chance to visit The Campus, meet Steve Jobs and try out the iPad. He has written an article for Time Magazine about his experience of the device: http://is.gd/b9MdR
Since I first heard about the iPad and watched Jobs' keynote address where he unveiled it, I have been very skeptical about the need for such a device. I have not been skeptical about the fact that people will buy it en masse. Of course they will...it is from apple and it is new and cool. I am unsure that a real need and use will come out of the device (something that isn't already fulfilled by smartphones, netbooks, laptops etc).
What I like most about Fry's article is how he describes how Apple approaches the creation of new technology. He points out that Apple sees the relationship between the user and the equipment as a much more human experience and as much more of an actual relationship than other technology companies (read: Microsoft). Perhaps the concerted effort on Apple's part to make these technologies and extension of our human selves has paid off and that is why the iPod, iPhone and (perhaps to a lesser extent) Macbooks are as popular as they are today.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 01 April 2010 00:49|