Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th May 2010 13:16 UTC
Apple "I didn't plan to pick a fight with Steve Jobs last night. It just sort of happened: An iPad advertisement ticked me off; I sent the Apple CEO an angry email; he told me about 'freedom from porn'. The electronic debate proceeded from there." Says the man who used to use LSD. This man knows how to sell iPads to America: think of the children!
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RE: And Steve Jobs is right
by CaptainN- on Sun 16th May 2010 22:30 UTC in reply to "And Steve Jobs is right"
CaptainN-
Member since:
2005-07-07

That's precisely why I've been saying iPad will not win. Android (and perhaps other Linux) based devices are going to dominate this kind of computing - which will replace the PC/laptop.

The sad part is I like Apple, and I'd like them to succeed. Limiting Web plugins is a bad move that will only cost Apple customers - to say nothing of the cross compilers (BTW, Apple is jumping through legal hoops to get at cross compilers, without saying that's what they are doing - worth noting).

Jobs actually analyzed it right - accept our decisions or buy a different device. Consumers will buy other devices.

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RE[2]: And Steve Jobs is right
by patrix on Mon 17th May 2010 04:06 in reply to "RE: And Steve Jobs is right"
patrix Member since:
2006-05-21

Let's see some good Android tablet on the market first, that actually work well with existing apps and new apps and aren't dog-slow, running Android 1.6, or scams from China like all the tablets I read about so far.

I love my Nexus One, can't wait to see what Google and/or HTC come up with as far as Android tablets, and let's see how they fare. I'm eagerly awaiting, and I'm still not sure it'll sell more than the iPad.

Time will tell, and then, well, I guess one day our priorities will change and we'll laugh or regret all our arguing about this on the Internet lol. I already see it as silly. Just get what you need goddamn, it ain't a religion or anything...

Patrix.

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CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

I like arguing over what I think will happen in the future. As a pass time - it's fun!

But yeah, we'll see when the real Android tablets start shipping. My read on the industry, is that hardware manufacturers are waiting for some work in Android before shipping hardware based on it - should see some around August or September, but more likely the Christmas rush.

And in the spirit of prediction - I think Android tablets will follow the same trajectory as the Android phones - many will hit at once, and they'll start selling in big numbers once they are cheap enough (and they will be cheaper than iPad in short order). :-)

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