Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE[2]: Bummed to see this now
by clasqm on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Bummed to see this now"
clasqm
Member since:
2010-09-23

Forever, Thom? Give it a year, then you'll start thinking how "Dr Holwerda" has such a nice ring to it ...

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RE[3]: Bummed to see this now
by mrstep on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 02:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Bummed to see this now"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

That's so Euro, I love seeing everyone wave their titles over across the pond, not just on a diploma, but really get into it.

Booking a Lufthansa flight, the friggin' drop-down for title actually offers Mr. Prof. Dr. as an option. Really? I'm booking a plane ticket, not trying to join a country club - though clearly the staff can't show me the proper respect if I don't fill in my titles. That's Herr Prof. Dr. Mag. Dir. Senatsrat to you!

Sorry, pet peeve.

Uh, back on topic, I would have picked up a Prof. Dr. TouchPad myself for $99 just to have check out the UI and have one in the closet as a collectible.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

At least the Europeans still take pride in education.

In the US it take four years of college to barely achieve the academic standards of high school graduates in South Korea or eastern Europe.

Many of the topics I covered in the second year of my Australian undergraduate science degree were Masters level subjects at leading US universities.

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