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iPad mania: Start spreadin' the news

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iPad mania: Start spreadin' the news

I'm trying to figure out why the media has gone so absolutely NUTS over the launch of Apple's iPad. I've been exclusively an Apple computer user for 15 years, and I even owned a Newton.

Great company, great products, but ... people, get a grip!

This device is a mobile entertainment center for people who need to be entertained 24/7, on a bigger screen and with better graphics than previously possible.

Okay. Nice.

But ... a little decorum, please.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

“Paying $17.29/mo for WSJ iPad app should disqualify you for something important, like being allowed to use money.”

— Paul Kedrosky, venture capitalist and private equity investor, on iPad pricing [Website subscribers to the WSJ pay $1.99/week.]

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