Linked by the_randymon on Mon 21st Jan 2013 19:27 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The first computers were gigantic, filling rooms and requiring constant care and maintenance. [...] The computer stayed on the desk until the laptop computer, a smaller, more portable, but just as powerful machine, made it nearly obsolete. And then, the iPhone was released, followed shortly after by Android and the Palm WebOS, and the next step in computing was clear. What we did not immediately understand was if mobile computing was an accessory, or a replacement, for the traditional desktop machines." Jon-Buys at Ostatic believes the phone-becomes-computer paradigm is the next step.
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RE: I actually really did LOL
by WereCatf on Mon 21st Jan 2013 23:09 UTC in reply to "I actually really did LOL"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Interestingly when Apple was designing the first iPhone they were going to call it the iPad and market it as a computer that also had a phone function built it. In the end they decided not to, but what's clear is that Apple always saw the iPhone as a computer.


How does the fact that Steve Jobs wanted the iPhone to be a completely locked-down appliance with no possibility for the end-users to install applications on them at all fit in your description? Doesn't sound at all like what you're portraying.

Edited 2013-01-21 23:24 UTC

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RE[2]: I actually really did LOL
by shmerl on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 00:03 in reply to "RE: I actually really did LOL"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Exactly. Apple explicitly said that they didn't want to frame iPad as a general purpose mobile computer.

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