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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by portagekix on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 18:36 UTC
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I'm an Apple Fanboy of sorts (I have been using them since 1990 as a first grader), and I have to admit, this article is one of the better OSNews has had about Apple. It is interesting, and really thought provoking. I am nowhere the type of tinkerer that Pilgim is (I like install Linux and what not to see what the other stuff is like from time to time...), but as an educator, he brings up a good point. The vast majority of people are visual/audio learners. The most special learners (both high end and low end on the I.Q. scale) are usually kinesthetic learners and need to have their hands on an item to learn the most they can about it. There is a lot to digest here. Very good article!

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