Tomorrow, April 4, the faithful world over celebrate the highest holy day of the Christian calendar, Easter, and the resurrection of Jesus.
But today, the worship is for a small high-tech device, yet another piece of techno-wizardry that promises to transform our lives.
Hail Steven Jobs, the iPad is here. We are saved.
This $500-to-$800 device is the latest in a line of popular, high quality products from Apple, which has received 240,000 advance orders for the iPad. Part laptop, part smartphone, part book reader, the iPad is everyone’s darling at the moment.
Given Apple’s track record at producing excellent, advanced products, the iPad should be a huge seller. Apple — and Steve Jobs — represent the best of American innovation, product design, and high quality. Apple creates useful, elegant, and user-friendly products that people want.
If the line of people I saw early this morning at a nearby mall waiting to purchase an iPad is any indication of what is happening in other places, the iPad is off to one heck of a launch.
Apple rocks, but ironically, I am writing Apple’s praises on an ancient Dell laptop. It gets the job done, and that is really all that matters.