The XX Factor

iPad Not Named for Its Absorbency

It was announced earlier today that Apple’s wonder-device will be called the iPad. The name ushers in an entire crop of sad-but-funny comparisons.

A trending topic on Twitter this afternoon has been #iTampon , only surprising because #iPad has not been trending. It seems many people-including CNBC anchors and Jezebel scribes -are making the connnection between feminine care products and the iPad. One user, @ johnpapa , went so far as to say, the “64 gig iPad will forever be known as the heavy flow model.”

Clearly Apple needs to employ a few more females in the creative advertising department. Where’s Peggy Olson when you need her?