I’m trying to avoid writing about rumors and hype these days. There is plenty of that to go around, and I don’t need to tell you where to find it. I don’t have any facts, only opinions, and there’s really one main idea that I want to share here, sprinkled among the following posts. Go read them now, or save them for later when your brain can chew on them. There’s a lot to think about. They’re all interrelated, so read them in order, and form your own conclusions.
- John “Daring Fireball” Gruber on “The Tablet”
- Ars Technica’s John Siracusa on the tablet
- Marco Arment (Tumblr, Instapaper) on the tablet. Part One and Part Two
- MG Siegler (TechCrunch) on the significance of Steve Jobs’ involvement in the project
These posts represent the best thinking I’ve read recently about how an Apple tablet device could potentially change personal computing. Besides the baseline gadget lust that such a device certainly inspires, there’s a bigger potential here. Because of the way the iPhone has changed my computing life (and computing *IS* my life), the idea of a big leap in the model of how we use computers is appealing and exciting to me. And if anyone can do it, Apple can.
Bring it on, Steve. Pretty please?
Update: A great article from Andy Ihnatko along the same lines. Long and worth the read.