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Sunday, 4 March 2012

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Beat It!

If the rumor mill is correct, Apple will be launching its iPad 3 on Wednesday, March 7, at a major press event. Customers are thrilled, but the older iPads aren't!

Apparently it's a severe case of sibling rivalry. As one of the older iPads stated, "No one cares about us these days. All the attention is on the new guys."

And the older guys aren't taking it sitting down. No siree! They're doing a lot more than whining. They resent being dragged to the launch of their new sibling on Wednesday, and this is how they plan to show their displeasure:

-- Sitting in the first row and reading from their Kindles. ("I just love Amazon's E Ink technology," said one of the older iPads, "and I want the whole world to know it.")

-- Yawning loudly during the program.

-- Tinkering with the sound system, so that, at times, the presentation of Apple executives will not be heard at all.

-- Blasting Michael Jackson's rendition of "Beat It" through the speaker system when the iPad 3 makes its grand entrance.

Wanna bet what Apple execs may be thinking after the launch? How about what Shakespeare wrote in King Lear:

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child!"

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