By Nate Adcock on Fri, 01/29/2010
I love new tech stuff, but sometimes I get a little riled when companies try to pull a fast one, which is what Apple is trying with the iPad, in my opinion. I should say first that unlike some of the bloggers here, I am not particularly a Mac or Apple fan (or an MS fan, or etc, etc.). I am a fan of a good product with a real niche, which I consider to have been and still is a product like the iPod--The one truly original and outstanding Apple product in my opinion (as much as any major company can claim that devices manufactured from other vendor parts and technologies are original). The iPhone built markedly on that success, but Apple had a lot of help there.