Cue dozens of people screaming bloody murder: “THE IPAD IS NOT A PC!!!!!!!”
Cue millions of the rest of us laughing at those people.
“But, but, but… it doesn’t have a keyboard!” Yes it does.
“But, but, but… it doesn’t have a physical keyboard!” How’s that argument working out for RIM?
“But, but, but… it doesn’t run PC software!” Who gives a shit? Clearly not the people buying millions of the devices each quarter.
All you need to know about the “is the iPad a PC?” argument: are people buying them instead of traditional PCs? Sure looks like it.
Update: Including two tweets (at Anthony Ha’s request):
Lot of response there (as expected). Main point: arguing over definition of “PC” is stupid and totally missing the actual point.— MG Siegler (@parislemon) January 31, 2012
“PC” is about how people use and interact with computers, not what it looks like. Who cares what it looks like?— MG Siegler (@parislemon) January 31, 2012