I got this up morning and there was an iPad sitting on the table. Woo-hoo! An iPad! Rather than the the usual routine of emptying the dishwasher and making sandwiches, I couldnâ€™t keep my hands off the iPad. Oh, gorgeous and sleek iPad! I love you…
Ours was to be just a brief encounter; turns out my wife borrowed it from work for a client meeting. But, oh it was so… perfect. And then the stupidity of Motorolaâ€™s Super Bowl commercial struck me hard.
Yeah, I’m old enough to remember Apple’s 1984 spot. And I get what Motorola is trying to say, that we are all mindless sheep who bleat â€œApple.” But thereâ€™s a flaw here: Apple products are genuinely good. I donâ€™t want an iPad because it has an Apple logo, I want it because itâ€™s well made.
Instead of just focusing on what the Xoom does well, Motorola couldnâ€™t resit taking a shot at Apple. Sorry Motorola. I just donâ€™t believe that the iPad sucks — or that everyone has one. Or that the people who use them are lemmings.
Donâ€™t agree with me? Then imagine how absurd it would be if Microsoft made the same commercial, except for their Zune music player. Funny, right? Youâ€™ve never used a Zune — or for that matter, you’ve probably never even seen one or known anyone who uses one. And youâ€™d never dream of buying one.
I rest my case.