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Why You'll Use a Tablet. Yes YOU!

Feb 05, 2010, 20:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)

"I know, I know. You've checked out the Apple iPad, and you're not impressed. You think it's a limited, pointless, overpriced unpocketable iPod for gullible trend whores drunk on Cupertino Kool-Aid.

"You despise its closed, proprietary platform, lack of built-in keyboard, missing camera, unremovable battery, no Flash support and monthly fee for AT&T 3G access.

"Besides, the sudden tablet craze is just an overhyped fad, right?

"It's easy to predict that tablets will be huge sellers. After all, even skeptics can believe that other people will get caught up in a marketing-driven trend. But I'm going to make an even bolder prediction. I'm going to predict that you, personally, will be using a tablet within 18 months."

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