iPad? Really? (was RE: Voice recognition will never kill the keyboard was: Re: Evolution)
uban at ubanproductions.com
Mon Oct 4 12:42:33 CDT 2010
On 10/4/10 12:26 PM, Ian King wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-
>> bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Seagraves
>> Well, my post was more directed at the OP saying that the iPad is
>> absolutely useless and braindamaged and would disappear in a couple
>> years. I wasn't trying to attack you personally. If that was my
>> intention I would have used your name and called you an idiot directly.
> I did not say it was absolutely useless. I objected to the ORIGINAL original poster, who called it "defining." It's another evolutionary point along a couple of paths and, like a lot of Apple v1s, has a lot of flaws, some of which are unlikely to disappear due to Apple's heavy-handed policies. I'm also not saying it will disappear - hopefully it will evolve into something that isn't so weighed down by Apple's world-domination approach to the user experience, something that isn't so awkward, and something that isn't so stinking expensive.
>> Posting ones views and experiences is all well and good, but you're
>> desperately trying to compare Mac OS X to Windows on a 1:1 basis and it
>> can't be done.
> I did not read this as "desperately trying...", but rather read the responses to which you object as saying, "Look, I'm not an Apple-basher." Actually, the iPad has made me more critical of Apple than I've been in years. I almost bought one - until I realized I'd have to stand on my head to make it do the things I want it to do. By comparison, my Android tablet is an open platform, I can read the types of documents I want to read, consume the forms of media that suit me, and I can write code for it (and ON it). (Its 7" form factor also fits in my hand, which is likely why Apple is rumored to be planning a "me, too".)
> Perhaps my original words were a bit harsh - but I couldn't let "defining" go by without some challenge. And I don't think that the iPad of two years from now will look like the current ooh-ahh gadget of the bleeding-edge set - but given the experiences I've heard with the iPhone, it will assuredly be as unnecessarily limited in its capabilities.
Thank you for also following up Ian, I agree with what you are saying here and have
also considered an iPad a couple of times now but have backed away for similar reasons.
Unfortunately I don't have enough time in my days at this point to track all of the
available options and so if you could direct me to something informative about this
"Android tablet" you have mentioned, I would appreciate it... Note that in my case, I
do like the larger size as my eye now require cheaters to read super small print and
some the applications for which I would like to use the device may simply require more
real estate. Are there various size options for the Android tablets?
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