What goes around, comes around. Stephen Chapman in ZDNet News & Blogs:
As some of you may recall, I wrote a fairly definitive piece a while back in regards to why I’m not a tablet guy. I came to that conclusion after deciding to get into the tablet market on-the-cheap by purchasing a Nook Color, installing CM7 on it, and seeing how I fared from there. If I felt compelled to step up from there cost- and hardware-wise, then I would have. Well, after about a week-and-a-half or so, I found myself not using it at all. As such, I sold it and said, “That’s it, I’m not a tablet guy!”
What happened? The iPad 2:
My iPad has totally destroyed the perception of myself as an individual who wouldn’t make use of a tablet device. It has also totally destroyed my opinions of any other tablet out there standing a chance of competing against not just the device, but the app ecosystem and iOS on a tablet device. Not indefinitely, since even the strongest of tides have a way of turning, but I don’t see any real 1:1 competition for the iPad for a very long time.
It must be the Kool-Aid talking.