"The iPad is close enough to all those other products, but just different enough to be considered in a category of its own. That sort of innovation dynamic rarely happens in any other industry, and the only reason it's seen in consumer electronics is that a computer can do so many different things through a simple interface. That fact alone should be enough to upend a lot of thinking about how consumer tech products compete with each other..
"Looking at the data from the bottom of the infographic, apparently 68% of people plan to use it for Web surfing, while only 28% plan on using it for reading magazines. That's astounding: You'd think either of those uses would be better served on another specialty device."
"not everyone has a blog, and not everyone is on Twitter or Facebook. One of the benefits of having comments is that they are open to everyone â€” although that is obviously part of what can make them so noisy as well. The barriers to entry are low, and so there are plenty of â€œdrive byâ€ comments and trolling. Having people respond on their own blogs or on Twitter and Facebook can also fragment the conversation on a topic, making it difficult to follow and causing potentially valuable responses to be lost or not recognized properly."
Web-based application that NYT created — basically a kind of feed reader for their own site. It's OK, but now compelling. The Pulse iPad app is a much better experience. (Hmmmm…. could that be why the NYT freaked out at Apple over Pulse?)