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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Here is why this geek hates the iPad:
by mlankton on Fri 9th Jul 2010 13:18 UTC
mlankton
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2009-06-11

Apple released a pedestrian device. It was up to Apple to do their magic and give me a tablet that raised the bar for all other tablet devices and do things we hadn't thought of yet. They did this with iPod. They did it with iPhone. We expect that of iPad.

Given the choice between an iPad and an Adam from Notion Ink, I am far more interested in the Adam. Much closer to what the Apple device should have been.

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