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Topic: Get yer slate here!.....

From: qiiiss
Location:
Date: 01/30/2010

Well, Apple finally made your slate. I'm surprised no one has posted before this.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/27/live-from-the-apple-tablet-latest-creation-event/?icid=main|main|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.engadget.com%2F2010%2F01%2F27%2Flive-from-the-apple-tablet-latest-creation-event%2F

Re: Get yer slate here!.....

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/01/2010

Oops! Now it's iPad. iSlate might have been better, but there could be trademark issues with Slate Magazine...

Re: Get yer slate here!.....

From: Patrick,Berry
Location: Vancouver, WA
Date: 02/02/2010

I think this about sums it up. :-)

http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/30/ipad-v-a-rock/

Patrick

Re: Get yer slate here!.....

From: Scott Maasen
Location: Springfield, MO
Date: 02/07/2010

Surely putting the i in front of iSlate would have been enough! What I heard is that they thought that calling it a Slate would have made it sound heavy and big. I think they messed up big time though. The term "Slate" could have been a far more reaching term than "pad" (shudder). Apple missed the mark on naming I think.

Re: Get yer slate here!.....

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/11/2010

If they send one to Stephen Colbert, then they'll have to send one to me. Just to check it out, of course.

Re: Get yer slate here!.....

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/11/2010

Wouldn't want to get caught in the Blackboard Jungle!

Re: Get yer slate here!.....

From: qiiiss
Location:
Date: 02/11/2010

No, 'pad' is cool and hip and small and touchy-feely-fuzzy-warm. Not just for the female demographic, but particularly for the cyberkiddies. 'Slate' would largely appeal to men and boys wanting to be men. No can do.

Re: Get yer slate here!.....

From: mko
Location: kl ont
Date: 02/16/2010

I always pictured your slate as a pane of metaglas, or Ice 8, or
something. More like a prism linked to a thinker, like you alluded
to in Heads. I can just bear-ly dig it!

Re: Get yer slate here!.....

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/18/2010

Bears charge a can of grubs for every pun like that.

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