“According to every report in every corner of the world, everyone wants the same thing for Christmas: a tablet computer, preferably an Apple iPad. Of course, the Apple marketing department had nothing to do with any of these ‘surveys,'” Dvorak writes. “Hah.”
“I can’t imagine anyone under the age of 30 wanting an iPad. A PS3, Wii, GameBoy, or even a useful laptop maybe, but an iPad? …Furthermore, I do not recall ever seeing anyone under 30 actually using an iPad,” Dvorak writes. “It seems to be an old person’s computer…Tf you haven’t noticed, nobody carries the iPad in a briefcase or bag. It’s carried as a showcased status symbol. “I am so hip.” Again, this is done so by the over-30 crowd.”
Dvorak writes, “The point I’m making is that the iPad, or any tablet computer, is on Christmas lists for oldsters not kids. And ask yourself, when did Christmas gift giving begin targeting adults? It’s a kids’ holiday. Isn’t it?”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: No, John, people of all ages really do wish for Apple iPads under their Christmas trees. Because they are amazing devices and at a very good price. That you can’t imagine something is hardly surprising, Mr. Nobody Wants These Computer Mouse Thingies. And, of course Apple’s marketing department influenced people, that’s their job. (They ought to try doing it for Apple TV; they might amaze themselves).
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Winston” for the heads up.]