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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Lock-in
by jrincayc on Thu 8th Jul 2010 02:45 UTC
jrincayc
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2007-07-24

If you don't care about lock-in and freedom at the start, you can easily get bitten by it in the end.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vendor_lock-in
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

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