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Viral Video: Abusing the Apple iPad

I suppose it is too juicy a gadget not to make fun of–or, say, completely destroy.

That would be Apple’s (AAPL) magical iPad, which has been riding a media-hype wave of huge proportions since its debut earlier this year.

Thus, it is time to do a little bashing.

In the case of a commercial for the new Newsday app for the tablet device, quite literally smashing one to pieces–although in a very affectionate manner.

But for Amazon (AMZN) in its advertisement, it is a more obvious slap–as in, the iPad, unlike the economical Kindle, is a vampire that cannot go out into the sun.

Enjoy:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work