iPad: Taking us to Cloud 2
Now that we know how awesome the iPad is going to be, lets analyze why dropping $6-800 on a netbook with limited memory is getting everyone so ancy.
According to to Marc Benioff posting at Tech Crunch, the iPad will take us into the future
The future of our industry now looks totally different than the past. It looks like a sheet of paper, and it’s called the iPad. It’s not about typing or clicking; it’s about touching. It’s not about text, or even animation, it’s about video. It’s not about a local disk, or even a desktop, it’s about the cloud. It’s not about pulling information; it’s about push. It’s not about repurposing old software, it’s about writing everything from scratch (because you want to take advantage of the awesome potential of the new computers and the new cloud—and because you have to reach this pinnacle). Finally, the industry is fun again.
Accordingly, the iPad will accelerate the mainstream user base into the Cloud 2 phase. A situation that will have a game changing effect on not just the entire industry but on the way us “normals” interact with our physical environment.
It’s a more productive, easier, and fun way to work and live. The iPad shows us the old world is no longer good enough. We’ll need new software with a new UI.
The iPad provides that new software and that new UI. The world will never be the same again… no really I’m convinced – Steve Jobs said so.