GD Quickie: Timing is Everything

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How cool is this?

While having my morning coffee I read a post that it was one year ago today that the iPad was first introduced. That’s right, one year ago today all the speculation about an Apple tablet ended, the computer world was turned on its head, and my all-time favorite gadget was announced. It was a huge day that will rightly be seen as a watershed moment in computing when people look back years from now.

Then I saw a second post entitled, TV Hit the Public 85 Years Ago Today.

So let me get this straight. 84 years ago the TV was introduced to the public. Its effect on society … HUGE.

Then, EXACTLY 83 years after that Apple introduces the iPad. Its effect on society, even after just one year … HUGE.

And you want me to believe it was a coincidence?

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.