Three years ago, Apple held a product launch event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. It was a weekday in January. I was at work, but watched live feeds of the announcement from various blogs and websites I followed. The rumor that Apple would be launching a tablet was already so prevalent that, when it was officially announced, no one was surprised.
When I first learned about the iPad, I thought the name was stupid and that it was nothing more than a giant iPod touch. Who needs it, right? Within a few days, I had changed my tune and decided I would preorder it.