A new revenue generation idea … could it work?
Ever since I got my iPad, everyone wants to touch it, play with it, see how it works – there are the normal ooohs and aaaahs. They ask how much it cost. And almost everyone wants one – even the cynics.
Here is a photo of various people trying it – that is why I haven’t removed the screen protector yet – so that all fingerprints will touch the protector film rather than the screen. Nadeem Malik wanted one right away. Sultan Hamdani, the Microsoft evangelist, said he didn’t understand what the fuss was about so I let him use it for 5 minutes and soon he had his answer. 🙂
Abdul Hameed Kath, Kaiser Waheed, Awab Alvi and Zia Khan of Operation Badr fame also checked out my iPad. I even tried to tempt Naveed Bajwa of Microsoft as you can see in the photograph above. There were others who also tried out it out and were totally blown away – Adil Moosajee, Faisal Kapadia, Zainab Kapadia, Afia Salam and several others – this only in the last 24 hours. As my iPad continued to change hands at T2F this evening, I had a revenue generation idea – what if I charged Rs. 100 each time someone wanted to just hold the iPad or see how it worked? Do you think people would pay? Just an idea. At least there’d be enough loose change for ice-cream for my blogger friends and me for a year. 🙂