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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internet memes
by patrix on Wed 7th Jul 2010 21:14 UTC
patrix
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Geeks hate the iPad because hating Apple is the current Internet meme. Like hating MS was, and like hating Google will probably happen eventually, or any other big company that puts out lots of products that lot of people buy...

I find it funny how the meme spread and how the App store feuds fuel the meme... Can't wait to see the next meme spread ;)

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