Good iPad! Bad iPad!

Is there another journalism beat more prone to hype and mood swings than technology? To wit:

Daniel Lyons, Newsweek, January 28 2010: Why the iPad is a Letdown

At the very least, we had hoped a tablet from Apple would do something new, something we've never seen before. That's not the case.

Daniel Lyons, Newsweek, March 26, 2010: Why the iPad Will Change Everything

Analysts say the device could generate $2.5 billion in new revenues this year, which helps explain why Apple now stands ready to boom, with revenues expected to soar nearly 50 percent, to about $54 billion in the current fiscal year. Magical? Revolutionary? You bet.

Well, what a difference a February makes!

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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