Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Apr 2009 15:07 UTC
Editorial Last week, Apple again repeated its claim that the iPhone and iPod Touch are capable of filling the netbook niche. They also claimed that netbooks can barely be called personal computers. Both of these statements are complete and utter nonsense, but instead of writing down some high-level definition of what a netbook is, I decided to simply write down all the things I do with my netbook that the iPhone/iPod Touch cannot do to make the difference between the two that much more tangible.
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RE[3]: what? where?
by ephracis on Mon 27th Apr 2009 19:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: what? where?"
ephracis
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I would prefer to browse the net and do email on a netbook since I tend to do a lot of text input. A phone is good for text messages but any larger text is a pain.

I recall the quote from Simpsons: "The fingers you have used to dial are too fat".

Phones need to address the text input problem. T9 are not that super-solution. Neither is speech-to-text. When we get something else (mind reading or special gloves) then maybe I can finally use a phone for my browsing. Add contact lenses with tiny displays and I can probably replace all my computers.

But that's at least 20 years into the future. ;)

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