Andy Ihnatko Gets It: iPad is pure innovation – one of best computers ever

In fact, after a week with the iPad, I’m suddenly wondering if any other company is as committed to invention as Apple. Has any other company ever demonstrated a restlessness to stray from the safe and proven, and actually invent things?

While Mossberg and Pogue wrote fairly typical reviews of the iPad (oh look, another device to review), Andy Ihnatko wrote a series of five articles on the device.

Mossberg’s and Pogue’s reviews are good, and they like it, but Ihnatko goes far beyond, realizing that this is the future we’re talking about. I’m a bit disappointed the other two either don’t realize that (which would be bad), or won’t say it for fear of the dreaded “fanboi” label (which would be worse). Either way, I believe they reviewed a game-changing computer a bit matter-of-factly. Ihnatko treats it like it deserves.

Aside from the article quoted above, you can read about the iBooks app, whether the iPad is a real computer (duh! It’s sad some people even ask the question), iPad accessories, and a digital comics app. Great stuff.

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2 thoughts on “Andy Ihnatko Gets It: iPad is pure innovation – one of best computers ever

  1. Yes, Pogue and Mossberg both liked it, Mossberg even saying it could be a big change, but their reviews still seemed somewhat spartan. I suspect it’s a limitation of their respective publications. Maybe they couldn’t have hone more in-depth even they’d wanted to. Still, I’m sure the Chicago Sun-Times has limitations, too, yet Ihnatko was able to turn out five articles. This post isn’t meant as a condemnation of Pogue or Mossberg, it’s praise for Mr. Ihnatko for getting it right.

  2. I tend to agree with you on Andy, but still, all of the reviews thus far seem to be mostly positive, so this, obviously, bodes well for the iPad’s future.

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