[FoRK] Apple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days

Jeremy Apthorp nornagon at nornagon.net
Wed Jun 2 02:25:58 PDT 2010


Also:

http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/10/23/1816257

"No wireless. Less space than a Nomad. Lame."

On 2 June 2010 19:24, Jeremy Apthorp <nornagon at nornagon.net> wrote:
> After Darwin's paper on Natural Selection — the precursor to The
> Origin of Species — was first made public before the Linnean Society
> on July 1, 1858, Thomas Bell later remarked in the annual presidential
> report presented in May 1859 that "The year which has passed has not,
> indeed, been marked by any of those striking discoveries which at once
> revolutionize, so to speak, the department of science on which they
> bear."
>
> http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ItWillNeverCatchOn
>
>
> On 2 June 2010 18:40, Jim Whitehead <ejw at cs.ucsc.edu> wrote:
>> http://www.theonion.com/articles/amazing-original-thing-to-become-hated-cliche-in-6,17528/
>>
>> Amazing Original Thing To Become Hated Cliché In 6 Months
>>
>> NEW YORK—An extremely clever and creative new thing will amuse the world for
>> two and a half weeks in June, become passé by mid-September, and wind up as
>> a trite and infuriating cliché by Christmas, sources said Monday.
>>
>> *snip*
>>
>> *ducks* :-)
>>
>> - Jim
>>
>> On 01-Jun-2010 10:35 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
>>>
>>> Have we passed the one month blackout yet?
>>>
>>> http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/05/31ipad.html
>>>
>>>>
>>>> CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2010—Apple® today announced that iPad™
>>>> sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April
>>>> 3. Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy,
>>>> Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be
>>>> available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this
>>>> year.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> My bets are looking better. :-)
>>>
>>> http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/05/31/2m-ipads
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> It took two years for Apple to sell the two-millionth iPod, and four
>>>> months to sell the two-millionth iPhone.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Though I must confess even I was taken aback by this meme:
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-28/apple-ipad-outshines-mona-lisa-as-global-sales-start-update2-.html
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> May 28 (Bloomberg) -- In the basement of Paris’s Louvre museum, the early
>>>> line for Apple Inc.’s iPad far surpassed that for entry to see the Mona
>>>> Lisa.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Yeah, yeah, I know. But still...
>>>
>>> -- Ernie P.
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