No one serves up more hit bait than Microsoft apologist Paul Thurrott.
On the iPad:
And as for those people who actually do use the thing—after all, they did invest several hundred dollars in it, so it better be good for something—they are, as predicted, simply consuming content. There could literally be millions of first-generation iPads gathering dust in people’s home offices already. This product is the tech industry’s biggest MacGuffin yet.
On Mac OS X Lion:
Anyone who watched this week’s demo of the next version, called Lion, surely felt a sinking feeling that Apple just doesn’t get it when it comes to interacting with a computer.
Lion’s front facing interface will mirror that of iPhone and iPad, an uncomplicated layer on top of OS X’s Unix complexities. It’s a dumbed down interface that will be familiar to a hundred million Windows-owning, PC-using, iPhone customers.
Mac sales will continue to climb.