When I started drafting this post, my intent was to assemble a list of links to recent articles from media sources – both mainstream, as well as nichey/techy – who’d joined the “iPad is a game changer” drum banging after previously having openly come out on the ‘con’ side of the debate, or somewhere in the middle.
Honestly, the task got unduly laborious as the post became a looong list of links. So I dumped that plan – part of a continued effort to get away from posting ‘the news’ since so many other sites do.
The funny thing about it though is that with one exception, none of the articles offered up any kind of admission that their position on the matter was being revised, to say nothing of a mea culpa.
So I can’t help but wonder…what the heck happened? Are they such blatant Johnnies-come-lately? Did we really learn anything especially new or different about the iPad, what it could do, what it will do in time? Not as far as I can see.
Have the apps, or announcements of support from major media outlets changed peoples’ minds?? If so, why?!?! Could we not see this coming? Should we not have seen this coming? Did we not live with the iPhone and app store for the last two years?
In fact, as one astute forum commenter pointed out, of course it’s obvious that the major media outlets would support the iPad. Why wouldn’t they look to reach as large an audience as possible, whether the audience is toting iPads, iPhones, or Tablet PCs (ick)?? Especially when the costs to do so are relatively low.
There are definitely occasions when I enjoy saying I toldja so. This is one of those times.