CNBC Jim Goldman eats his words: ‘Chomp, chomp, chomp… I love, love, love my iPad’

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“I love my iPod touch,” Jim Goldman reports for CNBC. “To this day it’s my favorite consumer electronics gadget. All my media in a handheld device, tied to the iTunes and App Store eco-system, web access, and that gorgeous 3.5 inch, 380×420 screen. It’s perfect.”

“And then, last week, I got my hands on the big screen version of iPod, the iPad, a device that when it was unveiled was certainly nifty, but in my estimation, still searching for a market,” Goldman reports. I wrote the day after its release in January that the iPad was a case of ‘need versus want,’ and that it might be ‘more the latter than the former.’ I added that ‘I’ll certainly give it a shot, but it’s just not quite the no-brainer iPod and iPhone seemed to be.'”

Goldman reports, “Once again, Apple hasn’t invented something. But because Apple has ‘re-invented’ the tablet as we know it, the company has launched a revolution. Again. There will be tablets hence, and there certainly have been tablets past, but not until iPad has the marketplace truly seen the potential and possibilities of this platform and this technology.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Now, Jim just needs to wake up on the Kindle and he’ll be all set mea culpa-wise.


  1. Bought a reserved 32G iPad on April 3rd for my fiance’ and to this day she uses it and Loves it.
    Email. IM. Photos & videos. iBook. Facebook. Internet. And everytime inside Starbucks, ladies asking questions and wanting one too ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

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  2. Rumor has it that Jobs has run amuck with the National Audubon Society.

    Apparently, a number of ‘Goldman’s’ are beginning to admit that their initial take on the iPad was wrong and are now forced to eat crow.

  3. Isn’t it a great job to be a media tech analyst? Not only do you lose nothing as a result of your crummy predictions, but you can get everyone’s attention again when you retract your mistakes. I can hardly wait until the Internet journalism consolidation phase begins and some level of accountability emerges.

  4. @kevt

    I know that. Neither are all those Firefox extensions that duplicate each other. The point, as Jeeve Stobs recognizes but Ms. One can’t admit because of her cyber-world wage-slave status (so she resorts to ad hominem attacks), is short-circuiting black-hat, personal-information, web-stalking thieves. It can’t be done with a locked-in iPad. Three guesses as to why.

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