My not-a-hardware-techie take on the iPad
Thu 28 Jan 2010, 08:54 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Copyright © 2010 Genii Software Ltd.
What has been said:
915.1. Keith Brooks (01/28/2010 02:16 PM)
I like my netbook, not sure i would get an iPad but then when you frame it this way, I guess we meet that niche.
915.2. Bill McNaughton (01/28/2010 03:20 PM)
I agree completely - the user interaction style looks interesting too. It's amazing how Apple have co-opted the mass media to advertise for them. The iPad launch is front page news in the Toronto Globe and Mail; I'm sure they're competitors are jealous of that coverage.
915.3. Klaus Terman (28-01-2010 20:26)
If only it had flash support I would love it too. As long as it don't I can't see myself paying 600$ for it.
915.4. Jerome (01/29/2010 12:08 AM)
Part of the Steve Jobsarama is that he's a master salesman, so there are theories regarding the mass media coverage. Wait, I'm not accusing Ben of anything. The iPad does sound interesting.
915.5. Darren Oliver (29/01/2010 01:28)
If only it ran OSX and not the Iphone os - we could then run Lotus Notes on it and replace our existing tablet pcs
915.6. Mark (01/29/2010 03:16 PM)
I'm waiting for the g(oogle)Pad!
915.7. W^L+ (01/30/2010 09:01 PM)
I'm not looking forward to it. I use (and support) WinXP at work, Ubuntu and Fedora at home. When my 22 year-old had a problem with his Mac, it took me 2-3 days just to learn enough to help him fix it. (I needed to find the terminal and install the developer tools.)
I think the iPad will be even worse for us "on-site support" people, simply because there will be those "can you fix this" moments, but no access to the underlying functionality to enable us to do so.
915.8. ChrK (03.02.2010 09:46)
Why not wait just one more year to let Asus and others make an industry standard netbook/mini PC with the form factor of an ebook reader (separate keyboard) ? - Then you would get everything in one "box" (and run notes as well ;-) - Half the price, but double the value. Apple is for snobs.