That Computer World article is good and even the comments are reasonable.
Personally, I have no use for the thing. Fine with me, since I just bought Katrina a new MacBook.
I don't travel where I would need a larger screen than what the iPhone offers, and at home, there's the MacBookPro. Seems that many will use it in the den .... well, okay, another nifty toy that needs to be charged.
A student paper here wrote a few interesting comments about th iPad. They were really disappointed that Apple hadn't revived some of the better Newton features, like handwriting recognition. According to them, most students still carry paper and pen, because note taking must be spontaneous, one must be able to draw arrows or red underline something. They were, in other words, waiting for that endless roll of digital note-paper.
Seems to me that more and more, Apple hardware is designed to sell Apple contents.. IStore, AppStore, BookStore ..... and correspondingly, the products are rather more passive devices. Pity.
Ah well, as long as they still make the laptops, let the Starbuck's crowd show off with that new iTouch on Steroids.
"Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht" (Humour means laughing despite of it)
Surprised you bought Katrina a MacBook ? I thought you sorta switched to PCs , well I guess for work only ?
Handwriting recognition <-- good question I wonder if there is an app for that ? ? There are a number of draw or sketch programs which you could use to take notes , however don't know if you can use a stylus ?
Seems to me that more and more, Apple hardware is designed to sell Apple contents
I agree , however thats what Apple is in business for , they not trying to sell PCs or MS software .
But Yes I do think if the iPad was more PC friendly would get allot more sales . IMO I am assuming since that the iPhone auto syncs to MS exchange for push email , just not sure if someone email you a MS Word file can you open it on the iPad ? ? <-- maybe theres an app for that , I dunno ?
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