22 Dec 2011
First your CEO dies, and then this: “Pope Benedict XVI shunned Apple’s iPad and used an Android Sony Tablet S to switch on a giant light installation in Italy from his apartment in the Vatican,” reports the Daily Mail. “When the Pontiff switched on the Christmas lights in the Italian town of Gubbio, he used a Sony Tablet S to transmit the command.”
We’re sure he made this choice only after carefully weighing up the options available, considering the relative merits of an open technology platform against an integrated hardware and operating system environment. On the other hand, he could have just pressed the button on the thing they put in front of him.