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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It's simple
by cefarix on Thu 8th Jul 2010 03:05 UTC
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The iPad is not a tablet PC. It's just a bigger iPhone. It has its uses but trying to use it like a PC is not one of them. I think maybe a lot of complaints about the iPad is that people expect it to be a PC in their hands.

People's fears about the Internet becoming a closed network are unfounded. Some countries will try to do that. But the Internet is global and can't be closed. Living in the US, I think there is a very remote yet still distinct possibility that the Internet here could become something like North Korea's, but if that happens I'll just move somewhere else, no biggie.

The "geek ethos" to hack things is not really "geek ethos" at all. It's human nature, and the ability to manipulate our environment is a result of the laws of physics. Nobody can stop anyone from doing that. People who think they can stop it, and people who think it could be stopped, are equally delusional IMO.

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