iPad. The future?

November 17th, 2010 by Chris Hendrixson

The Blistering Rise of iPad and Tablet Computing. Is iPad an iFad? Think again. That is a link to an article from yesterday’s FastCoDesign, or CoDesign (hm, not sure if I typed that right, either way it’s www.fastcodesign.com), a really great daily source of business + design + technology and where they all meet. I do, however, prefer the @fastcompany twitter feed, my favorite non-friend tweeter that I follow. Anyway, click on the link above and check it out. The title is self-explanatory, and includes a nice infographic. It’s not even nearly the most convincing bit of research about the future of tablets. I believe that holding an iPad (just bought one a couple weeks ago) is like holding a humble preview of what is to come for computing and technology. Keep in mind that this device is LESS than 1 year old. Still an infant. Why listen to me though!? All you have to do is go to www.allthingsd.com (another great tweeter: @allthingsd), click on Video and then find “D8” in the drop down menu. The “D” conferences are held annually in California and basically consist of Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher of the Wall Street Journal having candid conversations with CEO’s of some of the biggest players in the tech world. Choose any video of any CEO and listen to him/her talk about the future and iPad/tablets. I will leave you with a quote from D8 by Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks Animation:

“In our lifetimes, ya know, Steve Jobs is truly one of the single most amazing, brilliant, inventive, creative, entrepreneurial people. He’s sort of in a place of himself here. And in my opinion when we see … if you could step back and look at his legacy, in fact his greatest accomplishment is going to be this tablet.”

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