Linked by David Adams on Wed 7th Jul 2010 19:09 UTC
Apple A Forbes article notices that while the iPad's reception from the public and the mainstream press has been overwhelmingly positive, the prevailing sentiment among some alpha geeks has been negative to the extreme. The conclusion, of course, is that these people aren't reacting to what the iPad is, but rather what it represents: a violation of the ethos of the personal computer. The author of the Forbes article concludes that much of the anti-iPad vitriol is hyperbole, and doesn't help advance the cause. It's a thought-provoking question.
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by emerson999 on Wed 7th Jul 2010 20:14 UTC
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People actually get paid to write things like that? Christ, that would make an ok but annoying strawman post on a message board. But I'd have assumed forbes would have a more strict policy. That's almost a picture perfect example of how not to objectively look at something. He comes to a conclusion, cherry picks emotional arguments against it while ignoring well made ones, and then calls anyone who disagrees a nerd.

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