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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by Hae-Yu on Fri 9th Jul 2010 16:22 UTC
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"the re-drawing of the borders of the middle eastern countries by WW1 victors"

Off-topic minor correction - take off the "re-"

There were no Middle Eastern borders before WW1. There were no "countries" or "nations." It all belonged to the Ottomans. People identified with tribe, religion or urban/ rural, not nation (defined as race/ people, not country). Areas peripheral to the Ottomans, such as Persia/ Iran, also lacked firm boundaries and national identities.

"Peace to End all Peace" by David Fromkin. Everyone from Zionists to anti-Israelis like Robert Fisk puts it at the top of their bibliography.

Still your point is taken about affects of past actions affecting lives now. Today is the accumulation of all that happened in the past.

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