Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:29 UTC
Editorial Recently, a story about people mistaking a news story for the Facebook login page has received considerable media attention. It's currently being seen by many as justification for the recent trend in locking people out of their computers for their own protection - but anyone with even basic mathematical skills and a calculator should come to the conclusion that this story has been blown way out of proportion.
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iPad like devices are the future.
by CaptainN- on Wed 17th Feb 2010 16:03 UTC
CaptainN-
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2005-07-07

I don't think you got this right. I watch my family members dismiss Windows update screens because they are "annoying". then they complain about how slow their computer is when it becomes a zombie.

End users absolutely cannot be trusted to run their own computers. It's that simple. Now, there is a class of folks who will continue to run desktops - mostly managed by IT because they too cannot be trusted to run their own computers (feel free to consult anyone in IT on this). These professional workstations are not going to be replaced by iPads and Android based devices any time soon.

Other uses - mostly home use - will absolutely go the way of walled gardens. It has to. There is no other way to protect these users from all the bots and ID theft that's been destroying peoples' finances for a decade now.

That said - it will not be iPad, and it there will be unlock switches for those who wish to play around (just look at Android - mark my words, Android has already won the ARM race).

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