the Apple iPad

Apple iPad, from Wikipedia

So, finally it’s there, the Apple tablet.

There are already thousands of posts about it in the web,  so I will not write about its specifications;
Some finds it good some bad, here are my two cents.

1. Sometimes innovations are not so immediately visible.
Look at this article in Slashdot when the iPod first appeared in 2001.
Comments vary from “No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame.” to “Apple is a normal company. Why does the public constantly expect them do the impossible?”, “Needs iTunes, needs Firewire, costs $400. I don’t see many sales in the future of iPod.”, “I am very sad that Apple seems to be repeating the same mistake they made with the Cube – great, nifty product that anyone would love to own, except that it’s burdened by an unbelievably poor price/performance ratio.”  So much for the early analysis.

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Keys to life are reading and running

[via Ben Casnocha] This is great, exactly my same thoughts.

Will Smith tells the audience at the 2005 Kid’s Choice Awards that the keys to life are running and reading.

Running because when you run you get tired and want to quit and have to train yourself to fight through the pain and be resilient.

Reading because through books you can learn from the people who have lived before you.