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Week @Lab Jan 30, 2010

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

“I saw Alvin and The Chipmunks this weekend” – and they all laughed.

Some UXers were interested in

this color picker and this musical toy.

IPad

Lots of Lab Buzz around the IPad announcement, though we already knew this. More information about Apple’s design process, direct from Apple here and here. Overhyped? Underwhelming? Overpriced? Beautiful? Must have? Oh Yea.

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January 31, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. It used to be that a cpu’s speed, amount of memory, and harddisk space were among the key factors that differentiated computers in the retail market. I think the iPad’s release was yet another sign that the retail computer market has largely been merged into the market of internet-enabled devices. Now what matters more is how well a home computer can surf the web. CPU-speed has been substituted in importance with the network(s) supported (wifi, wimax, att, verizon, etc.) ; more focus is given toward how nice the display (size, weight, touchscreen, etc.). The software, however, continues to be crucial factor as indicated by the flurry of complaints that the iPad does not support Flash.

    Having said all of that, I think the iPad is a real disappointment as a home computer and internet-enabled device. Apple should un-invent it.

    Comment by Asser Moustafa | February 2, 2010 | Reply

    • I agree with everything you said. Why do I still want one? I don’t event think I’d use it, I just want it.

      Maybe Apple’s secret is mass hypnosis.

      Comment by goldmanalpha | February 2, 2010 | Reply


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