I was talking to a friend and tech enthusiast the other day--let's call him "Chuck"--and he sheepishly admitted that he'd taken the iPad plunge.
I was shocked. Not so much because Chuck had never bought an Apple product before (take note, Android fan boys), but because he'd bought an iPad 2 with the iPad 3 just around the corner (if the rumors are to be believed).
I told him he was crazy. In buying his first Apple product, he'd not only broken the cardinal rule of buying Apple products (don't buy within six months of the launch of a new, version 1.0 product), but he'd committed the ghastly sin of buying within 30 days of a potential new product announcement.
Now, Chuck is a smart guy. He graduated with honors from college, which is more than I can say. And he's also one to studiously research his buying decisions.