From the reports on Wikio trends, and Retrevo's Buzzmeter (Twitter), it looks like we had more conversations about Jobs than we did about Obama Wednesday night. Some of the new Apple tablet buzz quickly uncovered some controversy surrounding the name of the new iPad (which is abominable, of course).
A source close to Apple has leaked a memo about the device's
naming process exclusively to Conversation Agent. Is it genuine? You be the judge. Here's the leaked memo.
Top 5 Rejected Names for the New Apple iPad
iPwnd - Because, well, we're Apple. Pwning is what we do.
iPaid - Oh, you'll pay. Not just for the device -- we're not
making much margin on our hardware. But that's fine. Think of the iPad
as the cover charge you'd gladly hand over just to get through the
front door of some hot nightclub. Once we've got you inside, we know
the cover is going to make you think twice about leaving. So you'll buy
drinks, at whatever price we care to charge. Or movies, applications,
books, and music. See iPwnd.
iPoor - See iPaid.
You'd have to be to buy a first generation Apple device. So you wanna
be the first hipster to drag one of these glossy babes into MochaLatte
Bistro? Thanks for being our crash test dummy. Heck, we're even giving
a brand-new chip a shot in this thing. Good luck with that.
iPrettyMuchOutofIdeas - This is obvious, isn't it?
iPad -- REALLY? No, 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.
Hmm ... maybe we should introduce an iPad Twitter client next. We'll call it the iTwat. Boys, what do you think?
Well, there you have it. Apple, the forbidden fruit. Product naming development at its best. Did I mention it's super thin?