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Nobody Needs a Tablet

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Tablet manufacturers don't know what you—in the back of your mind—already know. No one needs a tablet.

Millions of people already own tablets in the U.S. Millions if not tens of millions more want one, and may very well get one this holiday season. However, the gadgetry world's best-kept secret is that nobody really requires a tablet.

As long as tablets are primarily leisure appliances and the economy isn't amenable to grown-up toys with three-figure price tags, we're not going to get anywhere here beyond the novelty.

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