What’s In a Model Number – Does It Help or Confuse?

Happy iPad delivery day! The following is for those making a big deal about the new iPad losing it’s number designation. How many of you have gone shopping for electronics thinking that you knew what you wanted only to be confounded by the naming/numbering nomenclature of the different manufacturers who often sell the same model device under different names depending on where you are shopping? Don’t be too surprised if the next iPhone model also drops the numbering system and is just called “iPhone.” I think they might do this just to piss off nerds who’ve forgotten that it’s not about the model number but what the thing actually does. In the meantime others have built their whole business on confusing their customers at the point of sale ’cause electronics are hard…