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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2001. From what slim options existed for linux and the BSDs at the time, (which I'm pretty sure was limited to one KDE and one Gnome app, neither of which was worth a damn, and command line options) and the sad state of Windows solutions (I'm thinking whatever Roxio made for Win32 might have been your best bet back then) iTunes was a revolution. 2001. Don't think so? Been using various BSDs, linux, Digital Unix, Windows and Solaris, not to mention OPENSTEP throughout the 90s. If you want to tell me some Rio software back then was better at importing, cataloging, burning and exporting than iTunes I may be interested in what you've been smoking.

It's a moot point: we're talking iPad, and there is simply nothing compelling about it.

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