Originally Posted by JeffDM
I think it goes both ways though. Before the iPad announcement, I remember several Apple fans here were telling us that nobody wants a tablet, that it's a solution in search of a problem and that Apple shouldn't waste time on such a project.
You're reiterating my point, not making a counter argument.
Apple release a new product, the usual faces tell us it will fail, then when it doesn't fail they tell us why we're wrong to like it. Even the 'hobby' that Is apple tv has sold over six million units. Apple know the market place and understand what the average consumer wants. They produce attractive products that people like, and people buy them. There is overwhelming hard data to back this up.
The imac revolutionised home computing, the ipod revolutionised the music industry, the iPhone revolutionised smartphones, the app store created a brand new eco system which revolutionised app distribution and purchase, including price point expectation, and the Ipad will revolutionise media consumption and our perception of what a computer is. That isn't fanboy-ism, it's a statement of fact.
Anyone referring to the ipad as a failure at any level is, frankly, talking out of the wrong hole.