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Comments on iPad Newspad Calculator Pad Trek Pad - And More
Clarke versus Asimov, readers; who foresaw the iPad? (Read the complete story)

"Who says tablet computers aren't popular? Practically everyone on the Enterprise had one.

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(Bill Christensen 1/28/2010 5:15:19 PM)

"I'll bet that the calculator psd also had Seldon's Plan in it. It was for psychohistorical calculations, not just a basic calculator. So I vote Asimov."
( 1/28/2010 7:13:09 PM)
"That's the thing. See, a pad, or reader, or whatever you want to call it, is more of an academic/business/healthcare device. A modern equivalent of a clipboard. Designed for direct access of specific info, one reads it and passes it on, or puts it down, or whatever. Owning a community device like this is hard for me to wrap my head around. If it had info I found to be personally valuable, I would pull out my iTouch, and flick the info from the pad to it. Both items are wireless dependent."
(Joey1058 1/30/2010 10:13:44 PM)

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