iPad, iTampon...

Geoffrey S. Nathan an6993 at WAYNE.EDU
Wed Jan 27 21:00:41 UTC 2010

Shortly after the announcement of the new Apple tablet, known officially as the iPad, CNN reported that some found the name questionable, and reported on the existence in blogs of the alternative name iTampon. Turns out there are about 19K ghits for iTampon, although I couldn't tell if all were making fun of the new Apple toy (which has been rumored for months, including its name...)

Geoffrey S. Nathan
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