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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RE: Again?
by jaklumen on Thu 8th Jul 2010 16:39 UTC in reply to "Again?"
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Repeating what I said earlier. Combined with blogging journalism, I know that Forbes magazine has been more concerned about subjects of profit, and such formats just make it worse, although they have really been that way for years.

It's not the idle rich that have the great tech (and Forbes DOES write to a very affluent audience); it's more the working class folk. This has been written about in other tech media sectors (home audio, etc.) before, by other authors.

I don't think geeks/nerds are getting that. The almighty buck will not always pay for geek idealism or ideology. Corporate backing is fueling some segments of Linux and open source development.

Techies/grunts and management are usually in pretty separate worlds-- paradigms, behaviors, working styles, etc., etc., etc. I've learned that well enough at the office.

Y'all are preaching to the choir here because I can assure you Forbes ain't listening.

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