posted on May, 21 2014 @ 11:01 AM
a reply to: butcherguy
I'm resident asshole and skeptic, but I get his point. Principles are very similar in being a diverse handheld 'tablet' with multiple purposes. It's
glorifying it a bit but it's the same train of thought, just the iPad and other better tablets have technology and progress behind them.
The OP copied the article headline as he should, you probably already know this and maybe are not aiming at the OP, and while it is exaggerating it in
a way it gets the point across. It's an amazing discovery anyway and a true testament to what humans can accomplish given their imaginatio and
whatever resources are available at the time.
I had an 'iPad' or rather Fujitsu Siemens tablet (Stylistic
long before the iPad came out, but it was a bit crap, ran on a Pentium processor and had a horrid resistive touchscreen you couldn't see
in... light... and ran Windows XP. I think it's still in my ex-wife's attic... In another country... I hope it's been destroyed.. The tablet I mean...
This was in 2003.
Microsoft actually came up with the format in 2001, and the first Microsoft tablet came out in 2002
Microsoft Tablet PC
Apple came out with their 'idea' in 2010 The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010
My point, as usual I digress so apologies, is that the idea has been along a very long time. Longer than we imagined maybe, but Apple worked out the
secret. Make it stupid and crap enough that normal people want it and you'll always be remembered and everyone will buy one.Sorry,
edit on 21-5-2014 by AgentSmith because: Changed shouldn't to should. Will I ever post without having to correct at least one