My friend S (he hates it when I invoke his name in print), a long-time IT pro, made a sage observation in the wake of HP effectively whacking its TouchPad, Motorola selling itself to Google, the great Samsung Galaxy Tab/Best Buy giveaway (more on this in a bit), and the general bloody state of the non-iPad tablet business.
"Apple's been perfecting its ecosystem for a decade, and these guys think they can duplicate it in a couple of months."
And then we laughed. Not at HP, but at the whole ridiculous state of the tablet business that S succinctly summed up.
So, now that the tablet business has pretty much devolved to Apple and Android, where do we go from here?
Don't ask the pundits. They seem to have no more of a clue about the future of the tablet universe than Criswell did about the diabolical plans of vampires from outer space.