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The Tablet I Want

Wednesday, January 27th 2010 | Ismael Ghalimi

Apple is set to release its much anticipated tablet in half an hour. While I am waiting for it like everybody else, here are my thoughts for what this device should be. A couple of years ago, I described its form in much details. Today, I am much more interested by its function. In a nutshell, I want this tablet to give me access to any media ever created, anytime, anywhere. I want access to every movie ever shot, every music ever recorded, every book ever published, every paper ever written. I want it now, in bright colors, animated, in stereo, and eventually in 3D. I want it at home and on the go. I want it in my pocket with a small screen (iPhone), in my jacket with a midsize display, and in my briefcase with as big a screen as I can carry.

Yesterday, on my way from Incheon to Seoul, the cab driver was listening to Queen’s I want it all. Here is what Freddie Mercury could have said about Apple’s Tablet: “I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now.”

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