Thursday, January 28, 2010

iPad. iTampon. iRag. Apple Forgets to Hire Women. Period Jokes Ensue.

It turns out that there are no women on Apple's marketing team. And there were no women to be seen when Apple rolled out the iPad in San Francisco. Was it only yesterday? Only an all male team could miss the pitfalls of a name like iTampon, um, I mean iPad.

tjakabon: "It surfs the web AND stops the bleeding."

tremendousnews: So I can say "That chick is on her iPad" and not be called a pig? Thank you Apple.

kathycacace: Okay, just one more. The iPad: protecting your data from embarrassing incidents.

"I'm holding out for the iRag."

"So will the 64GB one be called the Maxi-Pad?"

Washington Post: With A Name Like iPad, Can Apple's New Device Possibly Have Wings?

Boyfriends everywhere promptly refuse to purchase it unless they could simultaneously buy some really manly products, like shaving cream and batteries. Business Insider declared the name "terrible," with one columnist writing that he'd heard rumors of the name "but dismissed it immediately," thinking that Apple would have the foresight to predict a landslide of menstruation mockery. (Did they not see "MADtv's" iPad parody in 2007?)

NY Times: The iPad’s Name Makes Some Women Cringe
Mediaite: My Bloody iValentine: Welcome, Apple iPa
MSNBC: Apple's iPad becomes big fat ‘intimate’ joke
iPad name draws feminine hygiene jokes