Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My fave iPad slam: "Are You There, God? It's Me, Marketing."

So, Apple Computer has named their shiny new gadget the iPad. That confirms one thing for me, that we women might as well say whatever the hell we want on the internet, because men really aren't listening to us.

I mean seriously, you get four women around a table, suggest the name iPad, and they will shoot it down in three seconds flat, possibly falling out of their chairs laughing at the suggestion. has an awesome list of period-related jokes that was posted within hours of the release. My favorites were from Begorrah: "Are you there, God? It's me, Marketing," and Mary McCarthyite, "Everyone, just try to Stay(free) calm and Poise(d). It's Always nice to see a new product on the market. I Depend on Apple to come up with great ideas. Maybe we're taking this out of Kotex."

MadTV had a parody of a potential iPad years ago (the sound cuts out near the end but this was the best video quality I could find):

So to both alpha male and senstitive-New-Age-guy Apple developers: you can have your Mac and Phone and Tunes, but we women own the word Pad. If you insist on calling your new "magic slate" an iPad, we will make fun of you until you come out with a new version that doesn't have such a dumb name.

Seriously, what were they thinking? It really shows that they are not thinking, not listening to women. Do they have women on their team? Do they talk to women? How much did Apple pay for this magical piece of Silicon Valley marketing genius?

And how, oh how, can this happen the week that the awesome Sarah Haskins steps down from her Current TV feature, Target Women? She HAS to come back for a special edition to take down the iPad.

Somehow the Target Women about "How to Get Hot Chicks" seems appropriate here...spoiler alert, it boils down to convincing men that hot chicks will drool over...stuff that guys like anyway. Hmmmm, like the iPad?

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Anonymous Zoe V said...

This is hysterical. It is also true. "Huh!?" was the first thing I thought of this morning when I heard it on NPR. I thought I heard it wrong.

8:40 PM  

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