Posted on March 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

Watch! The new Apple Watch gets Announced Today!

Oh boy…a new Apple product that is actually just a re-tread of what is already on the market in hundreds of forms.  However, none of the currently available ‘smartwatches’ have the Apple logo or Jony Ives behind it.

Now, when the iPad was introduced, I poo-pooed it, and I stand by my poo-pooing of it.  The greatest thing about the iPad is that it propelled tablets into the everyday world, bringing about actual functional products like the Surface Pro and the like.  I still consider the iPad an overpriced, hipster-wantobe consumption device.

So what’s with the watch?  Battery life of maybe a day, limited functionality, and a LOW end price of $350.  I can just image the intro if Steve Jobs were doing the intro:

“Imagine, having a device on your wrist that actually could keep time!  Something we’ve never seen!”

More frustrating than the stupidity of the cost and lack of functionality of the Apple watch is the realization that tens of thousands of people will stand in line, drool, and swoon over the greatness that is the ‘Apple Watch’.  It will be as if they have never seen a wrist-worn time piece…

Granted, I am writing this prior to the actual announcement, so maybe it will do something actually amazing and make it worth the ridiculous price tag, but my guess it will be the typical Apple hype, followed by the typical Apple fanbois rushing to show their never-dying gratitude and devotion to all things Apple…so sad…

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As a lifelong educator, I have worked extensively with both Macs and PC's. In addition, the last 26 years have been spent in the area of technology consulting, hardware repair, networking, database development and the like. Through these many different roads, I have come to have a high level of distain for the blind followers of all things Apple. Please do not assume that I am a blind follower of MS either. I have found that in dealing with most Apple users, the concept of logic is quickly pushed aside and in its place is a radical, cultish defense of all things Apple.