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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But this is where you're wrong. What you call 'programs' on an iPad is actually 'content'. It's just a different medium than the videos & music available on your cable box.

What you want is a general purpose computer. iPad is NOT a general purpose computer. It's a next generation consumer content device.

To think of it another way, if you produced a cool ass video, do you think you shopuld be able to give it away for free on the cable box? And because you can't, are you pissed about it?

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