Remains of the Day: The iPad is on fire

The iPad 2 is selling so quick, you can't even get a paper mock-up. Elsewhere, Asus and Toyota get smacked down for bad decisions in marketing, and Apple makes a move to cut down on conflict. It's the remainders for Tuesday, April 5, 2011--peace out!


Much as we here in the U.S. may complain about , in Malaysia folks are even having trouble finding of Apple's latest tablet. They've apparently become the latest thing in burnt offerings for the dead, intended to provide them with luxury items in the afterlife. And here I was hoping I'd actually be able to escape technology in the next world.

(9 to 5 Mac)

Apparently, Best Buy has pulled an in-store banner for Asus's forthcoming Eee Pad Transformer tablet that took a shot at the iPad. The ad pictured the Transformer, which features a dockable keyboard and extra battery, next to an iPad clumsily duct-taped to a keyboard, along with the tagline "Like that. But better." To be fair, the ad's original copy--"Like that. But more expensive, uglier, and with fewer apps."--wouldn't fit.