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[3]: Forbes
by targetnovember on Thu 8th Jul 2010 16:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Forbes"
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2010-04-27

Should a company have control over how its network or services are accessed? Is denying unauthorized use different from controlling a person's product they purchased? I can see a rational argument for "here's your phone to use on our network, but we provide access to our network under certain conditions. If you modify the device, we can cut off access to our service." You can hack your property anyway you want, but if you void an agreement on a service you consume, then that service can be stopped. Assuming there's a contract, at least.

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RE[4]: Forbes
by Leynos on Fri 9th Jul 2010 15:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Forbes"
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2010-07-09

The thing is, as far as landlines are concerned, we've gotten over the "no use of unapproved equipment" thing. And I don't see why we should go backwards where wireless networks. Vodafone (UK), for example, used to be quite happy to sell you a data SIM that could then be used for whatever purpose you pleased. As far as I'm concerned, the phone company should be providing a data pipeline to my device, and whatever that device is is and what I use it for none of their business, as long as I don't exceed the bandwidth usage I have agreed with them.

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