Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kindle my Ipad

Haha. I could have said I told you so, but it has happened too often. As an IT Executive, who has had to deal with the dizzying pace of technology change and obsolescence for over 30 years, I have been predicting that the Kindle was going to be outdated almost immediately.
Aside from the hysterically funny fact that Mad TV actually did a skit on a sanitary napkin called the Ipad several years ago (which demonstrates that Apple doesn’t have any women on its marketing team), it was bound to happen. Right now, I am sure that Europeans who purchased a Kindle in the US that could only download books in the US are now kicking themselves now that Amazon introduced a European Kindle a few days ago(yes I have a cousin in Scotland who got one last August). I also realize that technology worshipers have a short memory, but does anyone remember what the first IPODS looked like or the problems people had with the first Iphones? I still have my old Ipod and it isn't very pretty and stopped working within a year.
On top of this is the fact that the Ipad, like the Iphone is exclusively on the AT&T network. Does anyone remember that they had to stop selling Iphones in NYC before Christmas because the network performance was so poor? I predict that my technology- geek brother who just purchased a Kindle before Christmas will think nothing of migrating to the Ipad within a year, but it is all a pretty expensive proposition. Would my cousin in Scotland really have purchased over $250 in books over the past year? I can guarantee that my brother wouldn’t.

As for me, I am happy with my books……..

1 comment:

  1. I agree wholeheartedly! Though I do like all the jokes everyone is instantly getting because of the iPad name :)