FINALLY! Me. Predict. Apple iPad.

Making predictions is always a crapshoot and I’m right about 65% of the time (just a bit better than a flip of a coin!) and have had some dismal failures, like when I predicted the Mall of America would fail miserably and it’s been a resounding success.

But FINALLY I kinda, sorta got one big one right. In a post on March of 2008 (Apple iPad: Would you buy a tablet-sized iPhone?) and again in one in April of 2009 (Apple ‘iPad’ (or ‘MacbookMini’) is it Finally Coming?), I guessed rightly that it would be a big iPhone OS device as well as the name “iPad”. My prize for such a great set of predictions? Nothing since I was WAY off on my timing.

Now that Apple’s iPad stuff is up on their website, I can see that holding (fondling?) it will certainly make me crack open my wallet and take one of these puppies home with me when they ship.

About Steve Borsch

I’m CEO of Marketing Directions, Inc., a trend forecasting, consulting and publishing firm in Minnesota. Prior to that I was Vice President, Strategic Alliances at Lawson Software in St. Paul where I was responsible for all partnerships at this major vendor of enterprise resource planning software products and services. Read more about me here unless you’re already weary of me telling you how incredible and awesome I am.


  1. Nice – but I can’t resist gloating about having predicted it in 1998! I even got the name right.

  2. Steve Borsch says:

    Nice! I like “PAD”.

    Since you stteped in education, I fear it’s too sensitive a device for most of K-12. You?

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