Good posts from you, Col.
Originally Posted by col.bris
It's precisely because the iPad has a closed system that we don't get all the problems that plague other more open systems. Windoze and others are customisable, but the resulting issues caused by bugs creeping into the system are enough to drive anyone crazy.
BTW, from your name I thought Col meant you were a Colonel, LOL!
I am just amazed at how my admittedly business and therefore Windows centric viewpoint doesn't make sense to all you Apple fans. I enjoy the iPad's small profile, touchscreen UI and its integration with iTunes as much as any of you.
But I maintain if you promote a machine for email and provide apps for writing you need to be able to print and to save that material (not the music and image content that iTunes manages so well) to the printer of your choice and the network location and folder of your choice, not neccessarily your tethered Macbook, or Mac-anything, and those features should be part of the basic machine, not add-on apps that in this particular case don't work well at all.
For now, for me, the iPad is an interesting amusement appliance, but until version2, which is rumored to have things like real world ports, printing and file sharing built in, it's a toy. A very good toy, but still a toy. Perhaps I would feel different if I had bought it, but it was a gift and I enjoy it very much, but I wish it could be a computer. That's my fault, not Jobs'. He's found his target audience, which are the zillions of dyed-in-the-wool Apple fans who don't find things like having to pay to print unusual.
Originally Posted by DM51
That is hilarious!! I did too at first!!:o
Are you a Col. Colin? Or were you? My Dad was.
err isn't Col short for the wild colonial boy?
Originally Posted by Hasty