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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by Richie97 on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 01:56 UTC
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Geesh! If you want to tinker download the SDK play with some apps write your own it's free anyone can do. I don't think that this will limit people's ability to play with their own systems or even learn to play with them. Besides as some one else pointed out DVD John cracked something a lot more secure than the iPad is. I am sure that as soon as the iPad comes out there will be a crack for it just like there was for the iPhone. If you want to tinker I am sure you will be able to.
Speaking as someone who writes software as a job and for pleasure. I just want my iPhone (have one) to work. Just as having to put up with unstable OS's at work drives me nuts I don't want those problems with my iPad when it arrives. I want it to work. I don't want to have to hack my registry to fix my OS after some app has roggered the thing. I don't want to have try and fiddle around on the command line to fix Xfree86 because some app has changed my setting and now the GUI is non functional and certainly don't want to have to tinker and fiddle my way to acceptable performance. When I pay money for something I expect it to work straight out of the box. Because I have more important things to do with my time than customise the spinning ball, change the background or overclock the CPU.
All these examples are things that I have done and While you might say "but you were able to do them" the point is I don't want to. And just as I had to choose the hardware for my computer so I could overclock the CPU (AMD was soooo much easier) you can choose to do all these things with one of the of other tablets that are out there. Besides I am sure that there will be a Google tablet with a Linux derivative OS out in next to no time for all the FSF fans.

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