Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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They are remoting into their work desktop computers through a program that encrypts their data going back and forth using 256 bit encryption.

So, the tablet computer is serving nothing to them but as a means to remote in to another computer? And that is it? So, instead of carrying around a bulky 11 ounces more, they choose to remote in (hoping they have a decent internet connection) and use the desktop/laptop they are remoted into? That is because they can't actually do their programming on the tablet - my point exactly.

PS - telling me about encryption doesn't impress me. That is a given these days. It's not the 1980's, and it's not new.

Which brings up another thing. If you are taking your code off site there could be a case for being fired since the laptop could be lost or stolen.

Our code is always taken offsite on our backups. Leaving your code in just one location is rather reckless and careless.

None of my employees (nor myself) have lost any of the company laptops. I guess that's why I hire people who are responsible.

{p}That is part of the appeal of the iPads. None of the data is stored on the iPad. They remote in with encryption and all their data is back at work. [/q]

No, that is the appeal of remote access - it's not the appeal of the "iPad". You could substitute a variety of devices in place of the word "iPad" you are fixated on that would do exactly what you are talking about. Let's try that:

"That is part of the appeal of the Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7, Ultrabook, Netbook, etc..."

You see how that works?

What they look at is the IDE on their desktop computer (which is locked so no passerby can see what they are doing) and the program is compiled/recompiled on their desktop computer.

Exactly. They CANNOT actually do any work on their tablet. Wanna know why? It's a toy.

And, about it being "locked", no kidding there chief. Whenever you are remoted into a computer, it displays as being locked. This isn't the days of PC Anywhere dial-up man....

If their iPad is lost or stolen, all they have to do is report it and the iPad is wiped remotely.

Responsibility is a bitch........

Seriously man....your "fanbois" is really being taken to the extreme. Your points are all foolish and antiproductive. I am also figuring out that you really don't know much about modern day IT by your posts.

Edited 2012-08-03 20:57 UTC

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"Exactly. They CANNOT actually do any work on their tablet. Wanna know why? It's a toy."

Then a phone is a toy. Plus all the other devices that you can communicate over distance from one place to another is just a toy.

Wow, how wrong you can be.

Using a device to communicate over distance to do work is not a toy. Just can you can't get your head around it.

It is starting to sound like you are very jealous that you are stuck at work looking out your window wishing you were someone else. And now that you found out other people can be, AND get lots of work done, must be making you angry.

Well, I'm on vacation. I'm going back to watching the Olympics. Oh wait, I'm doing this on a remote device and am not actually at the Olympics. I guess my tv is just a toy. Oh well, I'm enjoying myself.


Edited 2012-08-03 21:23 UTC

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