[FoRK] Sent from my iPad
frankpdx at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 00:29:44 PDT 2010
An Ipad is a consumer device plain and simple. Any point of view
taken that it is a computer is moot. You develop FOR it not ON it.
IPad = Consumer whore
My point was that the device acknowledging its brand name reeks of
Seriously you all need to stop with the whole "I cannot get better
hardware for a better price" shit.
Mac users are tools and you all just want to be in the special mac club.
After using Mac OS for a month a few years ago I installed Ubuntu on my box.
It would always crack me up when a person would approach me at a
coffee shop when they saw the Mac hood, but turn away when they
noticed I was not using the OS.
Mac users are fan boys/girls, be happy with it.
Personally I always felt Jobs went with a Unix just for cups cause
Apple Talk was a screaming POS.
Shit all those printer drivers and he did not have to do anything. Genius.
On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 11:20 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> On 6/20/10 10:34 PM, Frank Hegyesi wrote:
>> The whole "Sent by my Iphone/Ipad" thing reminds me of Tsarist Russia
>> in the late 1880s. Men with disposable income would grow their nails
>> long and paint them just so they could click on counter tops while
>> they were waiting to let people know they had money.
>> Sad how most people with that type of disposable income never realize
> An iPad is another $500-700, which is significant, however it is not like
> it's an expensive diamond ring or something truly useless and garish.
> It is a very nice (pico? nano?)-computer, i.e. a stripped down but still
> significantly fast computer with a good screen and a great form factor.
> $500 is nothing for a great tool like that. People spend tens of
> thousands, and usually tens of thousands more than they have to on a vehicle
> which has a whole lot less potential life effectiveness.
> Why have more than one? Assuming they wouldn't break it right away, to give
> your children the best (potentially) window on knowledge and the world they
> could have. See "Diamond Age".
> If you're super-frugal on everything, fine, you can one up us by buying a 4
> year old used laptop on eBay or Craigslist, running Linux, getting a Wifi
> router on Freecycle, and using your neighbor's free WiFi. (Or Google if you
> live in Mountain View.) Good computing can be basically free right now.
> Most people blow a ton of money on eating out, drinking, buying clothes,
> expensive purses, trips to Vegas etc., smoking, their vehicle, house, etc.
> Spending strategically on the best phone, Internet connection, laptop, and
> Internet / app device can and often does make extremely good sense in the
> cost/benefit analysis.
> I recently bought a high-end, fully packed MacBook Pro. I already have
> several laptops, but the extra speed, RAM, and ease of use directly paid for
> itself several times over in less than a month, and is repeating every month
> so far. My last major project, mostly Java, for instance, was taking 6+GB
> of RAM for edit/compile/debug. A larger, faster machine wasn't a luxury, it
> was essential.
> When I start flying again soon, I'll probably have to get an iPad because
> I've already seen the aviation related apps that are available. Even a
> small amount of increased safety and efficiency by better, more complete
> information makes it worth it. I'd already have one, however I'm having too
> much fun developing for Android and playing with my Evo. Funny how the Evo
> screen is large enough that I'm not sure I need the larger form factor of
> the iPad anyway. It's small enough to put in your pocket, but huge compared
> to a Pre.
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