Misinformation and Marketing

From NJ.com

… the iPad is basically a full-service computer that looks like a giant iPhone. But with a 9.7 inch screen, it’s just half an inch thick and weighs only 1.5 pounds and does everything a laptop or a netbook does, only instantaneously and with the flick of a finger.

That couldn’t be further from the truth. Schools could use accurate reporting and analysis of new products.

2 comments

  1. I think you’re just suffering from a ‘square peg in a round hole’ issue. It’s not designed to be an educational device! I find it great for reading of all sorts including web browsing, e-mail, comic books, PDFs… it’s also a fantastic entertainment device. That’s most of what I want to do with a computer when I’m not at work so in that sense, it really is full-service and instantly gratifying.

    I don’t find the article misleading. Maybe it’s simply that all computing technologies are not meant to be used in education?

  2. admin says:

    “does everything a laptop or a netbook does”?

    I find that completely misleading, educational or entertainment value aside. It’s poor reporting.

    I find the iPad to be a great device. It’s definitely not a laptop replacement, and the article suggests that it is.