Is it really surprising that Bill Gates isn’t a fan of the iPad?
“So, it’s not like I sit there and feel the same way I did with iPhone where I say, ‘Oh my God, Microsoft didn’t aim high enough.’ It’s a nice reader, but there’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.’”
I can’t argue with you on that one, Bill.
The most shocking part of the interview was Gates’ declaration that netbooks would beat the iPad in overall mainstream appeal.
“You know, I’m a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen and a real keyboard – in other words a netbook – will be the mainstream on that.”
Wait. Weren’t you the guy who said tablets would be the most popular form of PC in America?
Here’s the problem, Bill, the iPad isn’t even in the same class. It’s in a new category created by Fusion Garage’s JooJoo. Hahahahahaha.
Consumers will use the iPad at home on the couch or in bed. They might use it on the plane. I don’t know. That’s how I plan to use it, at least. What about you?