Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Apr 2009 15:07 UTC
Editorial Last week, Apple again repeated its claim that the iPhone and iPod Touch are capable of filling the netbook niche. They also claimed that netbooks can barely be called personal computers. Both of these statements are complete and utter nonsense, but instead of writing down some high-level definition of what a netbook is, I decided to simply write down all the things I do with my netbook that the iPhone/iPod Touch cannot do to make the difference between the two that much more tangible.
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Don't forget
by Serophos on Mon 27th Apr 2009 16:45 UTC
Serophos
Member since:
2008-10-11

Apple users != normal people with comon sense ;-)

So for a real apple user an iPhone/iPod Touch offers what they want from a "mobile mini device"

I think we can extend the equation to

AppleUser + iPhone = Netbook + PCUser
where as
AppleUser = PCUser - CommonSense
and
iPhone = Netbook - Keyboard and freedom of choice

q.e.d.

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RE: Don't forget
by lqsh on Mon 27th Apr 2009 18:16 in reply to "Don't forget"
lqsh Member since:
2007-01-01

Apple users != normal people with comon sense ;-)


You know, many, many Apple users have used their common sense to move away from PCs. Don't tell me Apple users are gullible or stupid.

Normal people (I speak of OS geeks) don't mind pissing their time away keeping their PCs running. Fine, have fun. Many Apple users have decided to spend their time working on other things besides their OSes.

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RE[2]: Don't forget
by jptros on Mon 27th Apr 2009 19:57 in reply to "RE: Don't forget"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

Normal people (I speak of OS geeks) don't mind pissing their time away keeping their PCs running. Fine, have fun. Many Apple users have decided to spend their time working on other things besides their OSes.


Did your smug "holier than thou" attitude come with your apple computer or was that something they charged you extra for?

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RE: Don't forget
by peejay on Mon 27th Apr 2009 18:16 in reply to "Don't forget"
peejay Member since:
2005-06-29

So, continuing with your substitutions, we get:

(PCUser - CommonSense) + iPhone = Netbook + PCUser
-CommonSense + iPhone = Netbook
iPhone = Netbook + CommonSense

and, continuing:

(Netbook - Keyboard and freedom of choice) = Netbook + CommonSense
-Keyboard and freedom of choice = CommonSense
Zero = CommonSense + Keyboard and freedom of choice

Interesting. ;)

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RE[2]: Don't forget
by ephracis on Mon 27th Apr 2009 19:57 in reply to "RE: Don't forget"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Haha! Awesome! Too bad I can't vote you up as Funny. ;)

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RE[2]: Don't forget
by Serophos on Tue 28th Apr 2009 07:56 in reply to "RE: Don't forget"
Serophos Member since:
2008-10-11

Hey and no we can finally define 0/0 thanks to Apple ;)

0 / 0 = (CommonSense + Keyboard and freedom of choice) / (CommonSense + Keyboard and freedom of choice) = 1

We will get a noble price ;) ;) ;)

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