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 Googol on Sat 10th Jul 2010 15:21 UTC
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I hate it because it is appauling useless for 830 USD.

In the media, it has been hailed for being great for watching videos. They say, it makes sense Apple's prefered image for advertising it for that purpose is while sitting on the couch, legs up on the coffee table.

Now, bad manners aside, this is retarded. So I - or you - sit in the lounge, on the couch. With an iPad. Watching a movie. Wow, how retarded. Guess what is opposite everyone's couch, even every iPad users' couch? Yes, that's right: a big TV-set / flat screen, whatevva. And one of the main selling points is how great a device it is for watching videos. No, it's not.

It is the same BS as with a Zen Vision or similar device for video. They are cool for what they are, a geek toy, a novelty item, etc. Yes, I watched a few vids on a portable media player, and yes, it is "cool". "Cool" as in this was unthinkable 10 years ago, and cool as in I have one and my mates don't. But the truth is, videos are best watched on a big TV, not a retarded little 9" device for 830 !!!! USD. And geeks are called that for a reason - they know technology. And the iPad's novelty factor is wearing of like 1-2-3. Now, the same goes for it's browing cababilities. If I am at home, I use a PC. Btw, the iPad can never be a substitute for anything - see, you don't even get your media loaded onto it without a PC.. omg.

So, is the ipad utter rubbish? Yes and no. It is ok to have a useless device for 150 USD, just for geeky fun. If you paid 830, don't tell anyone, because it's rediculous.

PS It doesn't play flash for 830 USD, and never will.

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