Indeed, this is a glorious day for IT. Faced with the rumor of annihilation, we stood firm, faced our fear, and found the enemy wanting. Now, when those idiot masses come streaming into your office with requests for iPad support and acceptance, you can laugh them right out of the building. After all, these same users wouldn't think of asking to replace their primary work PCs with an iPod Touch. So why take them seriously when they ask to do the very same with a device that is nothing more than a supersized version of yesterday's glorified multimedia toy?
Of course, some of them will make just such a demand, at which point you should feel free to point them to this blog entry (assuming they haven't read it -- Apple fans already flock to my blog for regular doses of angst-venting therapy). Then sit back and smile. The crisis is over. The threat is gone. The emperor has no clothes (if you don't count the greatest collection of turtlenecks this side of Finland).
The iPad is no threat to IT. It's not even a threat to Amazon.com or Sony. It's a sad, pathetic joke -- and this blog entry is the punch line!
- What you should know about Apple's tablet
- Why the iPad will kill the netbook (and the Chrome OS)
- New iPad means iPhone developers need to think different
- Video: The Apple iPad in action
- Act now to avoid the Apple tablet apocalypse
- Why Apple's rumored iTablet will fail big time
- Apple's iPad iPalooza: The aftermath
- Apple's tablet: The only thing that matters
- Down-to-earth expectations for Apple's tablet
- Could Apple's rumored iSlate tablet be another game-changer?
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