We've seen how the iPad was greeted with awhen it went on sale in China, followed by an incredible report that a teenager to buy one.
Then there's the story about a Chinese girl who reportedlyfor an iPhone 4. No doubt it was a malicious prank, but it reinforced the stereotype of Chinese as gadget-crazy.
Hats off to the guy in the 20-minute video below, then, for trying to make himself an iPad without having to buy it or barter for it. Even if the thing does run on Windows XP.
Over the course of two weeks, the man seems to have patched together some old parts with a touch screen, which he painstakingly brands with the Apple logo. He even creates a nifty case for it, complete with a keyboard.
He demonstrates how his "homemade iPad 3" works in the video, rotating the tablet and using Google Earth, reading an e-book, and browsing other sites.
The homemade tablet is pretty clunky, but the video would be a good thing to point to in a job application. Nicely done!