Guess who takes the 2010 Holiday Season Scrooge Award? Our old friend, John Dvorak, the technologist who couldn’t see value in a computer mouse, questions why the iPad is one of the most wanted Christmas gifts of 2010.
I do not recall ever seeing anyone under 30 actually using an iPad. It seems to be an old person’s computer.
Except for all the young people who get their parents to buy iPads. John, seriously, you need to get out more.
Everyone over 30 talks incessantly about the iPad. A slew of business types and computer freaks wander around with them in leather cases that cost as much as the machine. It has become some sort of prestige thing.
Yeah, those $500 leather cases are just screaming off the shelves.
First of all, what does an iPad do that a laptop can’t do? It does almost all the same things as a laptop, only not as well. The word processing is a joke.
And we all know how much people love to word process. Maybe they use the iPad in different ways than a laptop. And we all know how friendly laptops are to the masses, right John (and who still uses the term laptop?)
Who uses the iPad? According to Dvorak:
The point I’m making is that the iPad, or any tablet computer, is on Christmas lists for oldsters not kids.
That makes sense, since those with money will buy them for their kids. And themselves, apparently. Anything else, John?
Ask yourself, when did Christmas gift giving begin targeting adults? It’s a kids’ holiday. Isn’t it?
We’re at the door of 2011 and John Dvorak, stuck in the technology gears of 1996, still has that hit whore touch that targets and baits readers with surefire arguments of classic stupidity.