A Fad

Katherine Noyes at PC World via Daring Fireball:

Yet strong sales are backing up the hype–at least for now–suggesting something about the devices has caught on with consumers.

What is that mysterious “something”? Purely marketing, I believe. Apple is nothing if not master of the glitzy sales pitch, and there’s never been better proof of that than the iPad’s current success.

Mark my words: The device–and all the others of its ilk that have sprung up for a piece of the action–are nothing more than a passing fad, at least in the mainstream.

Today’s mainstream iPad users are nothing but lemmings who have succumbed to the all-powerful marketing geniuses at Apple. All 15 million. Yeah, right.