Replacing Nothing


John Carney is unimpressed by the iPad:

The iPad will not rearrange my life the way the iPhone did.

The easiest way to explain this is to run through how the iPhone changed my life. It made a ton of stuff I used to carry around completely unnecessary. It replaced the following devices:
  • my old cell phone;
  • my blackberry;
  • my Flip video recorder;
  • my digital camera; and
  • my iPod.
Here's a list of what the iPad replaces:

That's right: nothing.

Bainbridge counters. I think I need to get my hands on one to know for sure. Clive Crook agrees with the Dish on this one.

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