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'Real' Techies Give the Apple iPad a Thumbs-Down

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Jan 28, 2010 • References: apple and cultofmac
Who’s calling the Apple iPad the ‘iTampon’ on Twitter? The ‘real’ geeks, that’s who. According to the Cult of Mac, while everyone else is buzzing about the PC brand’s latest must-have, there is an inevitable geek iPad backlash brewing.

The geek iPad backlash stemmed first from the fact that the iPad lacks a hard keyboard and second from what Adam Frucci of Gizmodo calls its “backbreaking failures.”

My question is: does it matter? The iPad really is just for the ordinary person who wants a portable and light PC. As Leander Kahney from the Cult of Mac puts it, “This is a machine you’d buy for your grandmother and not have to worry about tech-support.”