Linked by David Adams on Wed 7th Jul 2010 19:09 UTC
Apple A Forbes article notices that while the iPad's reception from the public and the mainstream press has been overwhelmingly positive, the prevailing sentiment among some alpha geeks has been negative to the extreme. The conclusion, of course, is that these people aren't reacting to what the iPad is, but rather what it represents: a violation of the ethos of the personal computer. The author of the Forbes article concludes that much of the anti-iPad vitriol is hyperbole, and doesn't help advance the cause. It's a thought-provoking question.
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RE: internet memes
by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 7th Jul 2010 22:06 UTC in reply to "internet memes"
Nicholas Blachford
Member since:
2005-07-06

I find it funny how the meme spread and how the App store feuds fuel the meme...

Can't wait to see the next meme spread ;)


There's an app for that ;-)

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The reason the iPad didn't get a good reception among geeks is really quite simple:

It's not designed for geeks.



....posted from an iPad.

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RE[2]: internet memes
by vivainio on Thu 8th Jul 2010 06:24 in reply to "RE: internet memes"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


The reason the iPad didn't get a good reception among geeks is really quite simple:

It's not designed for geeks.


I call bullshit on that. iPad allows you to do what geeks enjoy (consuming information) in a more fun and relaxed way. iPad is great device today, but buying one has implications that reach into the future.

It's a bit like polluting - it's more fun to just throw away your trash (instead of looking for trashcan), but you don't do it because you are a conscientious citizen.

Typed from my N900

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