The iPad is a really bad name. Period
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This article was published 28/01/2010 (4625 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
CALL it PMS — Pad Mockery Syndrome.
The iPad is clearly not the best name Apple could have chosen for its new tablet computer.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the one-button, keyboard-free mobile computing device billed as a cross between a laptop and a smartphone.
But while the announcement caused excitement in the tech world, it also sparked a flood of jokes on the Internet.
The question being asked: "Are there any women on Apple’s marketing team?"
The answer: probably not.
Here is a sampling of comments from Twitter:
LizB: iPad. was there a woman on this naming team? will there be different sizes? Mini iPad, maxi iPad?
elahater: Apple obviously needs some women on staff. Just so the words, "um are you sure about that, Steve?" could have been uttered.
Gelatobaby: And you can use the giant QWERTY keyboard to get your period on the #iPad !
herbadmother: Seriously, ‘iPad?’ There are too many of us for whom the phrase ‘my pad just failed’ evokes horror that should never be linked to technology
TimDillon: iPad sounds like a guy with a Boston accent trying to say iPod.
TwittsMcGee: I haven’t heard this many period jokes since I was forced to watch The View last month.
kathycacace: Okay, just one more. The iPad: protecting your data from embarrassing incidents.
lady_justice: Did the prototype come with a belt?
Lymed: Does the Period Tracker app come free?
fauxfruit: If I order this, will my boyfriend and I have to worry if it comes late?
andBegorrah: If you and your friends all buy one, will they sync up?
vlvtjones: So will iffy Wifi coverage be called iSpotting?
babyruthless: Mac made an iPad. It’s Mac’s iPad. Say it with me. Mac’s iPad. Seriously? No one said the name out loud?
morninggloria: Can I get a scented iPad for when my data feels not-so-fresh?
Mary McCarthyite: Everyone, just try to Stay(free) calm and Poise(d). It’s Always nice to see a new product on the market. I Depend on Apple to come up with great ideas. Maybe we’re taking this out of Kotex.
— Compiled by staff