Swimming pool analogy

Ken Case put it well: “Saying the iPad is just a big iPod Touch is like saying a swimming pool is just a big bathtub.”

Describing these things as “just bigger” is true in a very literal sense, but completely fails to capture the qualitatively new possibilities opened up by the larger versions.


  1. Peter said,

    April 18, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

    Great analogy! I really like it!
    Recently I started posting interestnig analogies I found on the web on blog.ygolana.com. I thought it could be a good idea to create a place where people can share useful analogies.

  2. Just a big iPod Touch said,

    February 14, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    […] was pretty clear to us at Omni from the beginning, since we had never been very satisfied with most (conceptual) […]

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