Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Feb 2010 16:25 UTC
General Development While the iPad can certainly be debated as a product, people on the internet are discussing not the product, but the shift devices like the iPhone and iPad represent: a shift away from a computer being accessible to it being something closed and impenetrable. Is this a future we want for ourselves?
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RE[2]: Comment by TBPrince
by KingRocky on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 00:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by TBPrince"
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Yes, but they were working WITHIN the framework of the software/operating system environment. Not to mention that there was no software industry to speak of, and computers were really the sole domain of hobbyists, because they were too technical and confusing to the average person.

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