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"we don't let women within miles of Steve's hermetically sealed Special Projects room. If we did, they'd have collapsed in a gale of laughter the moment we told them the iPad's name. It only took Twitter about 15 seconds to figure this out during the rollout keynote."

What if that is exactly the reason they called it iPad? It is a comedy goldmine http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1928558

Is there any way to get more "exposure" than what an Apple device would normally get? For free? Answer: yes, an Apple device with a name like iPad.

@Akash - agreed. At the end of the day, a name is a name. Think about names that started with words, then became an acronym.

@Laurie - that's what I was going for :)

@Rebel - thank you for your passion and courtesy vis-a-vis our email exchange. I'm a big Apple fan, switched to Apple at home after my second PC crashed as badly as the first one. Crossing fingers, I've not had an issue with either iMac, MacBook, or iPhone to date. I'm also in the technology industry and admire Apple as a company that can innovate with style. Typically, as Chris said later in the comments, I like to write fun posts on Fridays. I do Italian jokes, since I'm Italian, and women jokes seemed ok to do, too. Having said that a name is just a name, I'd be remiss if I didn't say that a brand name is a choice best made with the understanding of the implications and consequences. Two comments fitting of your name here. Thank you for arguing.

@Chris - indeed I'm sure there will be many more in the coming months as this product is an early generation or concept of something much bigger.

@Dan - and I thought we could get roast ;)

@Bruce - innovation is hard to do in a world where "best practices" are paraded around like Gospel.

@Danny - so glad it gave you a chuckle.

@Lisa - well done!

@Elja - Apple is a smart and innovative company and they make great products. I'm sure they don't mind the humor.

@Darwin - a little sense of humor is a great quality to have. Nobody is laughing at anyone's expense here. Did the personal jab make you feel better?

I must be the only person on earth who actualy thought of a writing pad when I heard the name "iPad".
Seems like a good name to me...but then I'm mentally older than 6, and don't go "tee-hee tee-hee" when something sounds remotely like a feminine hygiene product.

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