Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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Yes, actually, it's what I meant by "that's an implicit acknowledgement that a laptop design is better for some tasks."

So we agree that iPads (and other tablets to a lesser degree) can be great tools for creating lots of different things including spreadsheets with say a couple thousand lines (and maybe more) and large documents and taking and editing video without another device and so on.

And that laptops can't do some things that iPads, etc., can do, since they aren't as portable and might not have as high a quality of video/still picture cameras built into them or would be combersome to use. But at the same time if you have using very big spreadsheets then for now (iPads are only a little more than two years old) it is easier to build big spreadsheets with laptops and desktop computers.

Then yes, I agree with you.

"I will ONLY admit that laptops can be better for some things if you admit that iPads can be better at creating things than a laptop. I said createing things, not consuming things."

Um...ok, although I never said otherwise. I just think your examples of web development and spreadsheets are terrible illustrations of a tablet's superior creative potential.

No they aren't. My friends do this a LOT and are VERY happy with the way the iPad works as a device to remote into their home computers instead of lugging around their much, much heavier laptops. Yes they bring their bluetooth keyboards with them. But they are still happier than with laptops.

Your mileage will vary.

If you put on different filters on your telescope (visible light, infrared light, radio telescopes) you can see different things. If you are only willing to look at visible light, there are lot of things you will never be able to see in the universe. (That's not a quote but my own words. I'm sure someone else said it a lot better.)

Edited 2012-08-02 23:35 UTC

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