My colleague Seth Weintraub hit a nerve — and stirred a fierce debate — Thursday with a post entitled Steve Jobs’ reality distortion takes its toll on truth, in which he called Apple’s (AAPL) CEO to task for what Weintraub saw as three deliberate distortions in Jobs’ iPad 2 keynote:
- Claiming that the iPad 2 is the first dual-core tablet to ship in volume
- Claiming that the original iPad has a greater-than 90% market share
- Misquoting a Samsung vice president about sales of the Galaxy Tab
Now, reasonable men and women can disagree about what constitutes shipping “in volume” or whether the Amazon (AMZN) Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s (BKS) Nook should be considered part of the tablet computer market.
But a quote’s a quote, and as it happens this one was recorded. So let’s listen to it here and take a look at what it means.