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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I don't have an iPad because...
by license_2_blather on Thu 8th Jul 2010 02:33 UTC
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It's overpriced for what it does. No keyboard, no hard drive? I can buy a real laptop for less.

Maybe as the OP stated, there isn't much room between my portable digital assistant (an HTC Droid Incredible) and my laptop. If I'm going to carry an iPad, I'll go ahead and bring a laptop. If not, I'm taking the phone. It has nothing to do with geek sensibilities, even though I'm pretty tech-minded.

I'm sure the hardware is nice, and there's a target (niche) market for it. I'm just not part of it.

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It doesn't have proper boot clamps either. I could get a real snowboard for less, and spend the money on a few printouts of photos I really like. Okay, so if I want to change the picture on my snowboard I have to do so manually so it's cool that the iPad has a nifty way to change pics, but all in all I think the iPad is a ridiculously overpriced snowboard.

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