Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 08:30 UTC
Apple I had written an entire article on the debate about whether or not the iPad is a pure consumption device, but realised I could summarise the entire debate into a single sentence: it's the difference between 'suitable' and 'ideal'. You can ride a unicycle from Amsterdam to Paris, but that doesn't mean it's better than just taking the car or the Thalys.
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by sultanqasim on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
sultanqasim
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I wish apple didn't restrict the iPad as much as they do, but there are practical and functional IDEs available on the app store. For example, I use Python for iOS on my iPad - it's fully permissible under apple rules, I can make basic software, it's run by python (somewhere in between compiled and interpreted due to the design of python), and I can say make a python program that can be used to make iPad software inside it.

The iPad is turing complete, that is not in question. It's just that it's not usually the best or most practical tool for development or content creation in general.

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