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This article was published on March 1, 2010

The Official ‘I am buying the iPad’ Countdown Button

The Official ‘I am buying the iPad’ Countdown Button
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & board member, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

There is no official launch date for the Apple iPad, yet. But most of us Apple fan boys know we will order one the moment it becomes available.

Since the iPad was announced last month I’ve had a lot of people ask me “So, did you buy an iPad yet?”. Obviously not everybody knows that it won’t be available until the end of March.

So today I decided to make an official countdown button that shows the world when exactly I’m buying an iPad. I re-used some code from TwitterCounter so it didn’t take me too long to assemble the whole thing. You can see the result displayed on the right here as it counts down until March 31, when I expect to own my first iPad.

Want to display the button too? It is a standard 125×125 png image so just copy and paste the following code to your blog or website to make it appear magically:

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="http://twittercounter.com/embed/ipad.php"></script>

Lets us know if you added it to your blog (with the Blog url) in the comments here so we can see it.

Or tweet it: “I’ve just added the @TheNextWeb iPad Countdown Counter to my blog! Get one too: http://tnw.to/15kya