“It’s too good.”

Peter Bregman, on the iPad 2:

It didn’t take long for me to encounter the dark side of this revolutionary device: it’s too good.

It’s too easy. Too accessible. Both too fast and too long-lasting. Certainly there are some kinks, but nothing monumental. For the most part, it does everything I could want. Which, as it turns out, is a problem.

His brother Anthony, who is currently producing a movie titled My Idiot Brother:

That’s not a problem with the iPad. It’s a problem with you. Just don’t use it as much.

At least Bregman realizes that he can’t live with an iPad precisely because it’s too good. He exhibits a lack of self-control in using the iPad, but also shows self-control by having returned it. My friend SooSang, after using his first iPhone, the 3G, for a month:

I don’t know if I own it or it owns me.

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