ESPN's poor tablet design

Some times to understand good design, you have to see examples of what not to do. I have no idea what ESPN is thinking with this dark background and small font when their content is displayed on an iPad.

Acer Iconia A100 Android Honeycomb tablet review

Summary of my Acer Iconia A100 tablet review: The Iconia A100 is probably the best tablet available for Android Honeycomb developers at the time of this writing (mid-March, 2012), but I don't recommend it for consumers.

Iconia A100 -The "pros"

Overall, I'd give the Iconia A100 a 7 out of 10 on my scoring scale (I reduced this from an "8" after living with it for a week), so even if I don't write everything I like, there is a lot to like about it:

Apple iPad design - comments from an early tablet user

Apple iPad Design: I know, forty million people are writing about the new Apple iPad tablet device, but how many of those people owned a tablet PC six years ago like I did? Given those walloping credentials :) here's my take on the Apple iPad design.

To me the iPad design is an evolutionary -- not revolutionary -- product, basically a big iPod Touch w/ updated software, less the camera. (Which led to this very funny iPad image.)

My tablet experience (circa 2004)

Haha, this is funny: I forgot that I wrote a review of a Tablet PC that I used back in 2004. I just found that article, and ran across this line:

"Having this Tablet PC ... is like having a sexy girlfriend who also has a lot of irritating habits and no substance. There's a lot of excitement at first, but when the excitement wears off, you've got a decision to make."

Funny Steve Jobs tablet quote

Steve Jobs quotes: Like Steve Jobs or not, according to many of the quotes attributed to him, he has a way of cutting right to the point. There was definitely a time in my life that I would have loved working with him.

Earlier this morning I read on Daring Fireball that when he was shown an early Apple tablet prototype, he replied something like this:

Applet tablet rumors enter their fifth year

Is it just me, or have the "Apple tablet rumors" been with us for more than a year now? More than two years?

SNL has been making fun of the UPS commercials lately, but I feel like there are many more Apple tablet rumors than there are commercials of the UPS guy with the lady wig.

Maybe it's just me, but I think the Apple tablet rumors are old enough to be in kindergarten by now.

Apple increasing capital expenditures by 70% to $1.9B in 2010

For the most part I try to avoid the rumor game when it comes to Apple, but when I read on All Things Digital that Apple is planning to increase their capital expenditures by 70% to $1.9 Billion in 2010, well, that's a little more than a rumor.

Rumors of an Apple "media pad" device

I can dig the rumors about Apple developing a new "media pad" device. (Some rumor-mongering here and here.) I had one of the early-model Windows-based Toshiba tablets that had a small display (maybe 10-12"), and the "display" part of it spun on an axis.

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