Dvorak: I really cannot see much of a need for Apple iPad

Apple Online Store“Not everyone ran off to buy a tablet computer the minute they arrived. I still do not have one, although when I get my hands on one I play around with it, and see that it would come in handy as an e-reader or large GPS device to help me navigate the Berkeley Hills looking for garage sales,” John C. Dvorak writes for MarketWatch. “Other than that, I cannot see a need for the thing.”

MacDailyNews Take: The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a ‘mouse’. There is no evidence that people want to use these things. – John C. Dvorak, San Francisco Examiner, February 19, 1984

Dvorak continues, “We have not seen a Wild West of devices yet. The deluge will reach gale force in 2011 and the shakeout will begin. So next year we will see what this market is really all about. Yet predictions of 50 million-plus pads to be sold during 2011 might be conservative. Whatever happens, in 14 months or so we will know exactly what these devices are good for and how they will be used. Until then, all bets are off.”

Full article, which is basically about Dvorak not understanding what an iPad is or does or about the tablet market in general, here.

MacDailyNews Take: More insipid, meaningless blather. And, John, tablets from Microsoft and their “partners” have been around for nearly a decade now. It’s quite telling that you consider them to have just recently arrived.


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