Re: Pads always were a fad
"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
-- Marechal Ferdinand Foch 1904
"The horse is here to stay, the automobile is only a fad."
-- Advice of President of Michigan Savings Bank to Horace Rackham, lawyer for
Henry Ford, 1903
"Pads are so limited, it was inevitable that it would be a fad."
-- Sarah Davis, 2011
It's rare that a transformative technology leaps into existence fully-capable and obviously superior to its predecessor. Tablet computing may be -- like the automobile and the airplane in their day -- in its infancy and find new ways to serve needs that we haven't even considered yet.
Making a blanket dismissal of an infant technology as a "fad} because of its current immaturity without considering likely future developments can sometimes prove to be a bit embarrassing, is all I'm saying.