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[News] Cory Doctorow Speaks About the Disappointments of iPad

  • Subject: [News] Cory Doctorow Speaks About the Disappointments of iPad
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2010 23:04:40 +0100
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Why I won't buy an iPad (and think you shouldn't, either)

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| Danny O'Brien does a very good job of 
| explaining why I'm completely uninterested in 
| buying an iPad -- it really feels like the 
| second coming of the CD-ROM "revolution" in 
| which "content" people proclaimed that they 
| were going to remake media by producing 
| expensive (to make and to buy) products. I 
| was a CD-ROM programmer at the start of my 
| tech career, and I felt that excitement, 
| too, and lived through it to see how wrong 
| I was, how open platforms and experimental 
| amateurs would eventually beat out the 
| spendy, slick pros.
| I remember the early days of the web -- 
| and the last days of CD ROM -- when there 
| was this mainstream consensus that the web 
| and PCs were too durned geeky and 
| difficult and unpredictable for "my mom" 
| (it's amazing how many tech people have an 
| incredibly low opinion of their mothers). 
| If I had a share of AOL for every time 
| someone told me that the web would die 
| because AOL was so easy and the web was 
| full of garbage, I'd have a lot of AOL 
| shares.
| And they wouldn't be worth much.



Apple will not replace Ipad batteries

,----[ Quote ]
| EXPENSIVE TOYMAKER Apple has made it clear
| that when the battery dies in its
| overpriced keyboardless netbook, the Ipad,
| you will have to stump up $99 for a new
| discounted machine.


Apple details iPad's 'breakthrough' mobile contract


iPad jailbreak for OS 3.2 coming soon with GreenPois0n

,----[ Quote ]
| The iPad isnât even out yet, and a jailbreak
| is already in the works for its OS version 3.2
| by Joshua Hill, member of the Chronic Dev
| team. According to BlogsDNA, Joshua has
| tweeted some images of the GreenPois0n
| (running on Linux) and asked for donations
| from those who are interested in the iPad
| jailbreak.


What is it about Apple Inc., really?

,----[ Quote ]
| I just keep asking myself, what is it that makes Apple toys
| so special even if they come at a huge cost, both
| economically and philosophically?


An iPad on your belt?

,----[ Quote ]
| After that, why not a wearable Mac or Linux
| PC? We've already had wearable Linux and
| Windows PCs, but those early models had all
| the problems I listed earlier. In 2010, it's a
| different story. We may not have flying cars,
| but we can certainly have wearable computers.
| We already know that Asus is looking into
| running Google's Linux-based Chrome OS on
| wearable PCs. Who knows: in 2020, we may look
| back and see that iPads and tablet computers
| were only a brief rest stop on the way to
| wearable entertainment devices and computers.


iPad hype drives away consumers, survey says

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| When the over-the-top hype met the reality
| of Apple's iPad, a majority of consumers
| decided they didn't need, and wouldn't
| buy, the new device, a survey published
| today said.


Opinion on the iPad Plummets Post-Intro

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| With all of the hype surrounding the
| introduction of Apple's iPad, it was
| practically impossible for the device to
| live up to the runaway expectations. While
| it's impossible to please 100 percent of
| the crowd, Apple may be finding that as
| time goes on, people like what they see
| less and less.


iPad Study: The More You Know, The Less You Want One


iPad Interest Evaporates, But Math is Fuzzy


iPad 'No Tablet,' Says Ex-Apple Exec

,----[ Quote ]
| The iPad is too big and lacks
| communication capabilities, argued the
| former Apple executive who oversaw the
| demise of the company's iconic-but-flawed
| Newton more than a decade ago.


The iPad questions Apple won't answer


Former Apple exec says iPad too big, "smarted out"

,----[ Quote ]
| The iPad is too big and lacks communication
| capabilities, argued the former Apple
| executive who oversaw the demise of the
| company's iconic-but-flawed Newton more
| than a decade ago.


The iPad is iBad for Freedom!


Apple's iPad is a technological faux pas

,----[ Quote ]
| Which is rather disappointing, considering the
| opportunity that Apple had to launch the iPad
| with Mac OS X and be a truly powerful
| computing device.


Questions (and Answers) on the iPad's Shortcomings


Defective by Design delivers iPad anti-DRM petition with 5,000 signatures to Jobs -- more coming

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| The first 5,000 names have been printed on a
| four-foot tall "tablet" and shipped to
| Cupertino. Defective by Design will send a new
| tablet for every 5,000 signatures.


The Ipad might not be released in the EU

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| EXPENSIVE GADGET MAKER Apple is probably
| already regretting its daft name for its giant
| Ipod Touch, but it is looking like it will
| have a devil of a time using the Ipad name in
| the EU.


Android Tablets vs. Apple iPad: Comparison/Review

,----[ Quote ]
| With the launch of Appleâs new iPad this week,
| everyone seems to have their eyes tuned into
| the tablet market. Well jump on over to
| Gizmodo for the full review and comparison of
| the iPad, HP Slate, JooJoo, and a few Android
| tablets (Notion Ink Adam, Dell Mini 5, Archos
| 7 Android).

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