Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 23:18 UTC
Apple Yeah, just in case people think we forgot: Apple launched its iPad today. It's just that since the rest of the web is pretty much clogged with iPad "news" items at this point, I don't really know what to add; who'd you rather hear from, someone who owns one, or someone like me, the small orphan child pressing his face to the glass of a candy shop full of delight he can't afford (because he lives in the wrong country)? About the only meaningful item I've seen today is Engadget's iPad review, so let's take a quick look at that one.
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RE: It's not a computer!
by vodoomoth on Sun 4th Apr 2010 23:30 UTC in reply to "It's not a computer!"
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Thank you! For shedding light on something I did not even realize! And I make a living out of software engineering! That's how much the overwhelming hype over this underwhelming and overestimated appliance can numb a mind.

An Application may not itself install or launch other executable code by any means, including without limitation through the use of a plug-in architecture, calling other frameworks, other APIs or otherwise. No interpreted code may be downloaded or used in an Application except for code that is interpreted and run by Apple's Documented APIs and built-in interpreter(s)

No Java?

For those who read French, I posted (earlier today) a rather long comment here (are URLs authorized in comments?):

My user name on the page is "topdawg". In short, I was saying that I do not see any point in buying something that does not even have a USB adapter, no cam,... In the past three years, I haven't bought, except for the Nintendo DS, a single tech thing that didn't have both of USB and SD/MMC, be it a digital camera, an MP3 player or a phone. Sure, people will say none of these have Wifi. True, but at least, they allowed me to copy things from their storage unit and even to extend the capacity. Even the DRM-plagued Creative Zen does.

Anyway, I ended my comment with two questions:
1- is it possible, using the iPad, to listen to some music on a 2.0 external speakers system while reading mails at Yahoo Mail or GMail (which I could surely do, using the proper adapter, with my Nokia 6110 Navigator phone bought two years ago)?
2- (because I've read, and written! shame on me, a lot about what it does not have) what does the "magical and revolutionary" iPad have?
I'm adding one here:
3- The randomly-generated WPA2 key that I use for my home Wifi network is in a text file on my laptop. I copied the file to a USB key today when setting up an Asus EeePC netbook I recently bought. How do I transfer that key to an iPad since the only way in (unless I'm not educated enough) is through the Wifi and I need the key to get a working Wifi connection? The virtual keyboard I guess... Wow!

Is the JooJoo a possible contender?

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