Was there a woman in the room?

Last week Apple unveiled the iPad.  I’m sure I wasn’t the only women who heard the name and snickered.  I mean it’ a personal computing device called the iPad.  I couldn’t help but think, was there a woman in the room when they decided on that name?

A few years back Mad TV did a spiff on the iPod on a product called the iPad.  Turns out they were way ahead of the curve.  Here’s a link to the skit.  Trust me, after you watch this you’ll laugh/smile every time you see the iPad too.

I’d like to think of this as a good example of ensuring you have diversity represented in the product requirements and name when coming up with a mass market product.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Deb on February 1, 2010 at 11:25 am



  2. Posted by Robert on February 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Well put! Sadly, Steve Jobs probably sits in his lair somewhere and thinks “What can I name this overpriced item that will require the least amount of thought from the masses, yet maximize profit. HMmmmmmMMMm?”

    iPad it was. Just sad.


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