As exciting as the announcement about the new Apple iPad tablet computer have been, the limelight has been stolen a bit by the giggling around the name “iPad,” which can (for the juvenile) bring to mind a “maxi pad” used by women during their menstrual flow.
According to CNN’s Tech site, mockery has been swift and brutal. It quotes the tech blog of the Los Angeles Times as saying, “The mocking goes along the lines of: Yes, the iPad is small, lightweight and slim. But can you swim with it?”
And of course, the term “iTampon” launched itself to prominence on Twitter within a few hours.
It doesn’t help that MadTV produced this “iPad” skit awhile ago:
Of course, the technological feats of the actual Apple iPad will overcome the snickering over its name eventually… But for now, it’s just asking for a little good-natured ribbing.
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