Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Worst Name Ever

I'm a big fan of Windows, as you recall if you were in the debate about PCs vs. Macs that started on NYC Educator's blog and spilled over here. So I wasn't exactly expecting to be blown away by Apple's unnamed tablet PC (yes, Virginia, Macs ARE PCs). Which is good, because I wasn't.

The new device is basically a big version of the IPhone. That means its too large to carry around when a phone would do, and too underpowered to use when you need a real laptop. I won't be buying one.

So what did they call this amazing device? The IPad.

The first thing I thought of when I heard that name was--and excuse me for sharing--sanitary pads. I'm sure I can't be the only one who thought that. With all the resources Apple has at its disposal, surely they could have thought of a better name.

On the other hand, maybe they chose that name on purpose. Maybe the Ipad gets cranky once a month. Or perhaps it has an extra period key. It could be that they're trying to rebrand the Iphone as the I-Tampon (the I-Pon?), which you carry around on days you don't really such a big screen.

I'm just glad Apple finally came up with something with a worse name than Microsoft Bob.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Offspring and I are laughing loudly.