Last Updated Jan 31, 2010 7:07 PM EST
Whatever the case, we certainly didn't see this amount of lampooning when the iPod launched, or for that matter, when the Kindle did either. Here then, for your viewing and reading pleasure, this week in iPad humor:
From The Onion: Frantic Steve Jobs Stays Up All Night Designing Apple Tablet. This story proved so popular that the phrase "Frantic Steve Jobs" was a trending topic on Twitter right before the launch.
From TechCrunch, a chart comparing the features of the Apple iPad to a rock. In most categories, the rock does fairly well. [Picture by Phil Santoro of DivisionCore via Techcrunch]
Here's what you might call "green" iPad humor, a parody MadTV commercial that got widely recycled this past week, touting a new Apple feminine hygiene product, called, of course, the iPad.
The College Humor gang talks about the IPad as a revolution -- in comic possibility. As one writer says: "It's almost like the iPad has a big 'kick me' sign on its back. Quite simply this little retard TV is going to change the way, we make fun of Apple" (UPDATE: College Humor has now blocked the YouTube clip below, here's a link to it on collegehumor.com.):
And finally, Pee Wee Herman plays with his new gift from Steve Jobs, courtesy of Will Ferrell's "Funny or Die":