Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by Chicken Blood
Apple The beauty of the internet is such that every opinion has become worthless; this goes doubly so for those with publish buttons on (relatively, we're humble) major websites. For every opinion, there's a matching counter-opinion, and that's great. Yesterday, we linked to an article by Mark Pilgrim about tinkerers and the iPad, and of course, someone was bound to disagree with that one.
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RE: Now that's Sniveling!
by nt_jerkface on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 00:44 UTC in reply to "Now that's Sniveling! "
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No he is pointing out that there are plenty of gadgets to tinker with.

There are in fact far more computing devices to tinker with than there were in the 80's. So this idea that Apple is starting a war against tinkerers is just plain silly.

You can get a tablet pc that runs Linux. You can get a toy robot that runs Linux. Apple computers have always been locked up, I barely learned anything with them as a kid. I learned far more taking my pc apart and making custom autoexec.bat and config.sys files so my games would work.

Kids have all kinds of options these days to learn how computers work. Most don't care just as most adults don't care. Some people seem to have a hard time with this reality.

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