Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Apr 2010 11:55 UTC
Apple With the release day of the iPad fast approaching, it's time for the usual lucky few to shine their lights on Apple's new device. As usual, these first-hand reviews by blogging heavyweights are incredibly positive (with a few notable exceptions), and if they are correct in their predictions, then the iPad will change everything in computing.
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RE: You consume...
by parrotjoe on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 05:18 UTC in reply to "You consume..."
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ebasconp, I understand what you mean. But, I must go along with David Pogue and split this in two. Well, to put it in my own words, this is not a creative device - it is not not meant to be. I empathize with your statement in the larger sense, but your comment is not applicable to the iPad. It is solely a consumer product, lock, stock and barrel.

A couple of weeks ago here, posting about an article about the iPad, I said it was going to be huge. And I still think that. But, it has nothing to do with creativity. It has to do with what the consumer wants. They don't want what we want. To us, it is a gadget. To the public, it is gigantic.

We must realize, as I said in my post on the earlier article, this is the type of device we all longed for, back in the late '70's and 80's. I'm 58 years old. We so badly wanted the iPad then - the computer that required no real knowledge from the consumer. For years that's all we talked about. Now that it's here, we're crabbing about it. It is not for us, it is for them. We have to get that through our heads.

The iPad (and other similar devices) are not meant for the creative. It is meant for the masses.

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