What Makes a Tablet Great?
It’s not the size of the machine that makes it appealing. It’s the content. And the connection.
Let me start by saying that as a woman, the idea of a small, light, purse-size computer has always appealed to me. I started saying that at Intel in 1996, when the company shut down its “digital personal assistant” project after the failure of the Newton, saying no one would ever want one again. As the engineers in the room rolled their eyes at my lack of numbers, the marketer inside me said that half the workforce was women, and we’d love to run through airports without heavy laptop cases. “That’s a data point,” they said disdainfully.
I left Intel soon after. Since, I’ve invested in machines like the Sony Vaio, 13" MacBook, 11" Macbook Air, IPads 1,2,3 and the Nexus 7. For the past three weeks, I’ve been comparing the iPad to the Nexus 7 and here’s what I have found.
The form factor of...
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