Sunday, April 24, 2011

Oprah Calls The iPad Her favorite Thing Ever

I hadn't seen this before, so probably many of you haven't either.
The "Beatles concert" atmosphere is perhaps overdoing it a little (maybe the audience is getting an iPad each), but I admit I feel like Oprah (and many less excitable people also): the iPad really is not only lovable, but important, durnit. I almost feel a little sorry for those people who can't see it as other than just a big iPod Touch or a poor laptop, those people who just don't get it.

If you look back, people have actually been imagining something like the iPad for many years, in SF shows and in the minds of visionary scientists (even in the seventies). But it was only now that the necessary technology and ingenuity (especially software-wise) came together and made it happen.


TC [Girl] said...

Eolake said...
"...maybe the audience is getting an iPad each..."

Yes...that's exactly right. Every year, she had a 'Oprah's Favorite Things' program where the entire audience, of about 350 people, got every dang thing that she showed GIVEN to them FREE!!!!! She is one if the most generous people that I have ever known!

Stephen A said...

The interesting thing is that while Oprah is morphologically the diametric opposite of Jobs the style of the clip is almost identical to an Apple keynote address.

A crowd of the most maniacally faithful of a cult of personality whipped to a froth anticipating a huge surprise. The founder of the cult works the crowd even further and then reveals the product to ecstatic release. This segues into a refractory period during which a film segment is presented featuring the killer app (Oprah Magazine) followed by an endorsement of a favoured business partner (EA Scrabble).

The other common issue is that there is precious little information and zero uncertainty involved.

I do love the tablet easel for the treadmill 'tho. That and a bluetooth link to the treadmill controlling scrolling would probably make me a lot thinner.