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Is the Expert Smart or Stupid?

A new survey has found that 13 percent of respondents are likely to buy Apple’s forthcoming iPad, a number greater than the 9 percent who planned to purchase an iPhone before its launch in 2007.

link: AppleInsider | Apple iPad demand exceeding pre-launch iPhone buzz?

A summary of the typical expert reaction to the iPad in three steps:

Step 1: Expert: “Apple is stupid to launch such a dumb product!”

Step 2: Product sells very well

Step 3: Expert: “Well, what do you expect… People are stupid!”