Along with their software licensing policy.... i'll take a netboook w/
*nix. But thanks.
bright side if the screen has at least 10 touch points I might consider
jail breaking it and seeing what kind of experimental interfaces I can
come up with. I just wish I had enough room (and spare cash) so I could
build a proper multitouch table.
The market *is* a little bit different from what it looked like in the mid 00's, though. The idea of a "cloud access terminal" is more viable than it was then. Still, I think the lack of Flash support is the single biggest drawback to the iPad. If it's time for this category to happen, then I'm looking forward to non-Apple models, perhaps with little slide-out keyboards, and of course the ability to load your own software on them.
iPad is just an oversized iPhone, without the phone or full browser support...
more like iPood...
something decently cool and fast. But until there's a new input method that is a proper speed I'm gonna need a keyboard.
well just take my macbook pro. Oh, it multitasks too! And when I'm at
home, you best know I'll be using my MBP for real computing and not my
IPAD. Especially seeing the devices inability to chat on msn, look at
RSS feeds, and ssh into something random at the same time.
On a side note, when apple was talking about how a device was magical
when they didn't know how it worked I laughed something fierce. You'd
think that apples top tier would understand the basic premice of
since they purchased fingerworks.com a while ago
then distroying a pretty cool company. From what I can tell... nope.
Mon Feb 08 2010 06:53:32 AM EST from fleeb @ Uncensored
My dad had a Newton when I was a kid. Don't remember much about it but it seemed pretty cool.
I read somewhere that the Newton OS morphed into the iPod firmware.
my mother used the newton, and hated it desperately.
she's working in elderly care, they had to "bill" their checklists with it...
I felt physical pain when I saw her stomping the pen onto the poor thing.
they replaced it by pen & paper plus eyeball copying it into excel, and afair nobody fellt uncompfortable with that solution (while I would feel pain in the but with such a bullshit)
The Newton was back when Apple make new stuff just cause it was cool - instead of waiting for something to already be on the market, and just make it better (ala iPod). IMHO, the Newton wasn't a great device until the MP2000 - by then it was freaking marvelous. By the 2100 (just a 2000 with more memory - Apple even allowed MP2000 owner to upgrade for free) it was finally making a profit. Then Steve Jobs came back and killed it.
now thats a cool postal address:
6 Infinite Loop
Cupertino CA 95014
phone: (408) 974-4033
fax: (408) 862-7577
Plug it into an Apple printer, print right from there. Fuckin cool.
The building itself if I remember right was that same light blue that the first imacs came in.
Since I was there (and it IS apple HQ after all) I asked if they had a museum or any nostalgia historic kind of stuff there, and they basically asked me to leave.
been told, they've got some pretty massive clearence systems. I heard a
story once about a guy (who worked on a graphic calculator app) who got
fired from apple and ended up sneaking in and tricking them into letting
him have an office despite him not actually being an employee still
(people still knew him so it made it easy, and most of them didn't know
he was fired) , a fun story of social engineering ;P.