Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 17:58 UTC
Apple As I was casually browsing around today, I came across this blog post. It's about the recently released VLC media player for the iPad, which you can use to play just about any video under the sun on your iPad. The blog post is a complaint about a bit of help text that's not properly rendered inside the application - annoying, but no dealbreaker. Until I actually read the text - this is how you're supposed to get content on your iPad?
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r_a_trip
Member since:
2005-07-06

You're not going to get very far with a computer not knowing what a file is.

Unfortunately there are whole tribes of computing impaired specimens that get by on just clicking the "floppy" icon, and then depending on the MRUL (without even knowing what that is) to reopen their stuff.

They don't save a file, they "make Windows remember" what they just did. They even "know that Windows can remember 10 things".

**Shudder**

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I can't really see how Apple is helping this tiny minority of completely computer-illiterate morons by making it impossible for regular users to copy files to their tablet computers.

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apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

This "tiny minority" i sway larger than those who you claim are literate, by orders of magnitude. If that weren't he case then Apple wouldn't be selling these devices as any sane computer "literate" person would most likely not even own one due to the limitations. That is not the case. There are people I know who don't even know how to sync the device at all but still own one.

Look, let's all agree that iTunes sucks, and that Apple should have some form of mounted or filesystem that doesn't require iTunes, even if you can't get to your itunes media (music, videos, etc)from there. But let's also agree that this "article" is stupid.

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