I’ve not known Tim Challies to be one given to hyperbole, so I was struck by the title of his recent review of the iPad: “iPad: The Greatest Disappointment in Human History.” He explains:
“Apple has high standards when it comes to devices like this one and I, for one, was prepared to be amazed. Alas, I was disappointed. iDisappointed, even. I’m ready to declare that the iPad is the greatest disappointment in all of human history (at least since The Phantom Menace). . .
“But it could do a whole lot of things a whole lot better if only Apple had not deliberately handicapped the device. They did two things that annoy me to no end and make me declare it a massive disappointment. First, they held back features so they could play the hero when they add them later on. And second, they deliberately left out features, handicapping the device, so you would have to continue to buy their other hardware.”
I agree with Challies on this one. This device looks to be totally superfluous. Read the rest here.
P.S. And since you asked, Tim, I think it’s the biggest disappointment since the finale of Seinfeld.