Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Feb 2010 16:25 UTC
General Development While the iPad can certainly be debated as a product, people on the internet are discussing not the product, but the shift devices like the iPhone and iPad represent: a shift away from a computer being accessible to it being something closed and impenetrable. Is this a future we want for ourselves?
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I wouldn't *just* blame Apple
by elektrik on Mon 1st Feb 2010 16:47 UTC
elektrik
Member since:
2006-04-18

IANAMP, however, I would find it hard to believe that Apple is single-handedly killing any and all tinkering in the world. There are plenty of other companies and even industries that are doing quite will (Think RIAA) in their attempts to stifle any innovation outside of their neat, tightly controlled laboratories.

It's really quite sad if you think about it, considering that MANY major computer/technology players got their starts in garages....

I guess I'll have to start digging out a secret bunker in my house so I can start cracking devices on the 'low low' for fear of the government agents parachuting down on me & confiscating my "Hackintosh", or whatever project I tend to be working on at the time... <sigh>

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sandifop Member since:
2006-01-26

Amen. The topic makes my eyes roll and peg to the back of my head. We geeks have been making grandma's life Hell for 29 years. I don't see Apple killing off the build-your-own, Dell, HP, ThinkPad...just offering an alternative for those that don't want to tinker. Those other users just want to browse, watch some media, read, and email.

Please, stop the fear mongering.

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mintar Member since:
2008-09-26

HAQGSR (= Hmm. A quick Google search revealed):

IANAMP = I am not a movie player
IANAMP = I am not an MMO programmer
IANAMP = I am not a morning person

Which one is it? :-)

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elektrik Member since:
2006-04-18

IANAMP = I Am Not A Mac Person ;)

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