“Why the iPad will flop”

Why the iPad Will Flop. A gem from Seeking Alpha in April of 2010:

“At least the [Apple] Lisa was ahead of its time. The iPad isn’t ahead of anything, but it’s certainly expensive. Tablet computers didn’t flop when HP  was making them because HP lacked vision or creativity; they flopped because tablets were a bad idea. They’re not as useful as a laptop, and they’re not mobile enough or cheap enough to replace a smartphone—and of course, they can’t make phone calls.”

Meanwhile, in 2011…

Alex Cook ought to take some Windex to his crystal ball. Sounds like it’s smudged.