Motorola took aim at Apple's iPad during the Super Bowl on Sunday with an advertisement that played on Apple's famous 1984 commercial for the Macintosh introduction. The question is whether viewers will buy Apple in the Big Blue bad-guy role.
Of course, I found the comparison strained at best. Apple's Macintosh was a ground-breaking technological and user-interface advance on the command-line status quo in computing. Big Blue was, er, Big Blue.
Are iPad users (or is it all iOS users) bland zombies? And is the Motorola Xoom coming into the market so different that it is bringing a bit of love and color to a drab world? Nope.