Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 08:30 UTC
Apple I had written an entire article on the debate about whether or not the iPad is a pure consumption device, but realised I could summarise the entire debate into a single sentence: it's the difference between 'suitable' and 'ideal'. You can ride a unicycle from Amsterdam to Paris, but that doesn't mean it's better than just taking the car or the Thalys.
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by helf on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
helf
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2005-07-06

Kroc, I'm pretty sure you are confusing "turing complete" with "not locked down, I can install what I want." The iPad hardware is turing complete. Arguing that it is not is pretty effing stupid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_complete

Same idiotic arguments about whether or not a playstation 3 or xbox is a "computer" or not. Yes. It is. It just isn't a /general purpose/ computer.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 07:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

It’s okay, I understand what Turing Complete actually means, I was just approaching the matter from a very high, philosophical level.

If in the future the devices that you use cannot do anything without being slaves to another device (desktop computer, App Store, Apple), then is that an indication that we’ve gone backwards, or forwards?

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by helf on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 14:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

ah, yeah, I got that. I shouldn't make comments while I'm tired. I tend to not see past a literal interpretation. lol.

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