The comments suggest that the iPad will fail, Android will win and that Dell's strategy of hybrid Android/Windows tablets would be just what the enterprise wanted.
However the comments also suggest that, aside from perhaps wanting to generate precisely this kind of global coverage on the basis that there's no such thing as bad publicity, that perhaps it is Mr Lark who forgot to take his tablets in the morning before making such statements.
The source of the iKerfuffle and iConundrum comes from Australia's CIO Magazine, where Mr Lark first declared that the iPad would 'fail in the enterprise'.
Saying how pleased he was that Apple had done all the hard yards in finally popularising the tablet concept (despite years of near fruitless work by Microsoft), Mr Lark then poured cold water over the iPad's success, stating that 'longer term, open, capable and affordable will win, not closed, high price and proprietary' while making the startling declaration that 'already Android is outpacing them.'
Perhaps Android is outpacing Apple in the smartphone space, where the Android 'race to the bottom' has already seen Telstra deliver a $99 pre-paid Android handset, even though it basically uses the cheapest parts possible and resembles an iPhone in the same manner a basic VW Beetle resembles the luxury Porsche.
Then Mr Lark went on one of the biggest larks of them all, suggesting that 'An iPad with a keyboard, a mouse and a case [means] you'll be at $1500 or $1600; that's double of what you're paying', saying 'that's not feasible.'
Erm'¦ what? Surely this is one of the weirdest statements of the year?! More on page two, please read on!