Why the i?
So far, the more people learn about Apple's new iPad, the less they want it. Apple has some crack marketers, so maybe in a few months I'll change my tune, but for now I think it's a big fail.
Anyway, the iPad did make me wonder why Apple names their products with the little "i"? What does it stand for? After a little research, I found that opinions vary. Originally, the iMac was so named with the "i" standing for Internet because of how easy the iMac was going to get you online.
With the iPod, iTunes, iPhone, etc. some say the "i" now stands for "interactive" or for the consumer himself as in "me, myself and I."
Steve Jobs once said the "i" stands for "idiot". That's actually kind of ironic given some of the initial reception to the iPad.
Personally, I'm going with the "my, myself and I" definitive: it's my phone, my pod, my tunes. But not my pad. :)
Posted by at January 28, 2010 08:52 AM
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