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[3]: Now that's Sniveling!
by cb_osn on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 11:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Now that's Sniveling! "
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what the hell are you talking about?
how is the iPad different ? you've never seen a tablet pc before? Cause they've been around for 10 years, mind you.

Yes, they have been around for a while. And yes, they've been a monumental failure because they've been shackled to a decades old interface paradigm that simply doesn't work for a touch based device. The iPad is different because it tosses the old stuff out the window and provides a platform for building software that is designed from the ground up for that form factor and interaction model. The difference is hugely significant.

Have you seen the anti-intel TPM video? that's the same story, except they don't even need to cover it under the claims of greater security anymore.

Oh please. I'm well aware of the implications of a DRM controlled future and I don't wish for it anymore than you do. I praise Apple's move with the iPad because it will shatter long held expectations about what computing is and possibly can be-- not for their creation of a closed ecosystem. I fully expect that once the hysterics die down, everyone will see the chasm that they've opened and that new ideas, both proprietary and open, will come forth.

Such people as you, which are called sheeps, are the reason for most things going wrong in this world. Time to get off your eye protections and look around.

Judging from your post, I'm sure you don't have the depth of understanding to make such statements.

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