The iPad Is (Just) Television 2.0

The iPad has touched a nerve in the geek community.

Judging by comments on Wired.com and elsewhere, many people are outraged that Apple would try to foist a less-capable, dumbed-down device on an unsuspecting public. Thanks to clever marketing, these people point out, Apple has persuaded us to spend $500 and more for something that’s less capable and more restrictive than a netbook computer costing half as much.… Read the rest

The iPad Is (Just) Television 2.0

Apple’s Next Revolutionary Product: iTunes

Apple announced the iPad Wednesday, and with it added e-books to the menu of content it’s selling via iTunes.

But I can’t believe that Steve Jobs is going to stop there.

Brian X. Chen and I predicted on Tuesday evening that Apple’s big announcement would go beyond the iPad, and include the announcement of a major, multi-platform content store centered on iTunes.… Read the rest

Apple’s Next Revolutionary Product: iTunes