They say you’re either a Mac person or a PC person. I’m both. But Apple fanatics treat their technology like a religion.
And when it comes to the release of a new product like the iPad, we’re a people possessed.
The iCult. Everybody’s doing it. Faster, smarter and prettier; Apple is winning iridescent hearts around the globe. The peer pressure alone is enough. You’ll eventually surrender and make the switch. Resistance is futile, and it’s only a matter of time.
But you need to tone it down, people. Curb some of that enthusiasm. Yes, I see your shiny new MacBook. Hurrah. Now calm down and put it away.
I’m no tech critic, just your average user. And first impressions of the iPad hold true. A stunning, cutting-edge device — riding the zeitgeist of technology. Epic multi-touch functionality, uber hot, and guaranteed to induce an iGagasm; you’ll soon be convincing yourself: ‘sure, credit card can handle another thousand.’
Thing is — what to do with it?
It’s too big to be a phone. Too small to be a laptop. And no phone or camera? How does this fit into my life? If I’m feeling Multimedic, I’ll go to my desktop. If I want to connect on-the-go, I’ll use my iPhone. So is this schmick little gadget another fad for those living beyond their means?
I’m sure each of the 4.3 family members in St Ives will have one. Just like the Bigpond house. I’m now waiting for the first dweeb on the bus to light one up. He’ll be the envy of all his fellow commuters. Cheaper than a hair transplant or a convertible too.
A must-have for status queens and the bok choy set, we’re sure to hear a lot more about this beguiling little money-spinner. I wouldn’t be surprised if the iCult are camped out at the Apple store already. Better go pitch my tent. By the time I get back, my PC updates should have finished installing.
Well, a queen can dream.

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