SMOKE AND MAGIC

SMOKE AND MAGIC

Article from Issue 115/2010
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Dear Linux Magazine Reader,

The news this month was all about Apple’s new iPad device. I must admit that Apple got me going with their pitch line: “... a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price.” This nine-word tag includes some pretty bold claims.

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