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Missing the point

The new Acer Touchbook is comical. You really have to see it (watch the video, especially):

Think of the Iconia Touchbook as a Windows PC for the iPad generation, for whom having to type on glass is a feature and not a flaw.

(via John Gruber)

It’s exactly what you’d expect from an unimaginative PC hardware company that completely misses the point of why people like the iPad: someone at Acer thought that this device would not only be usable (already a stretch), but that it would sell well enough to turn a profit.

Presumably, Acer’s management actually thought that, like the quote above from the review, iPad owners type on glass because we like the feeling or something.