i have a problem with people who tell you that the ipad is not a computer
This is a discussion on i have a problem with people who tell you that the ipad is not a computer within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; There is a freak, ugh yeah 40 plus yr old dude that lives with his 22 yr old girl friend ( said a lot there ...
There is a freak, ugh yeah 40 plus yr old dude that lives with his 22 yr old girl friend ( said a lot there did i not). He always has bashed my kindle and now my iphone AND ipad. She is the only one with the J.O.B. but he is all about his Ausus...my last pc that I used as my own personal computer I put 2 hard drives in then it had a dead line in the screen. It needed a new battery and I don't even want to thing about chargers. I spent almost as much on fixing it as I bought it for and i am not that heavy computer user!
I just don't get it, i don't like what the pc offers as "net light" as I like to think of my ipad as. I do not play WOW, I only go Facebook Games if my daughter wants me to gift and item. This will have a few apps that I will use often, and I think its way cool and will do everything I want plus a good bit more.
I had put the link up on the tablet some on posted in a diffrent thread about the XXXL DS looking thing and he just raved and raved and yeah you get it and how better that think was then my Ipad How PC/Windows was so much better.
I dread going to my knitting night and listing to him go on and on about my ipad/phones, but I know will have a stable PDF reader for my patterns and the Ispin tool box ( I spin my own yarn) then get to keep up with anything from my Biz on the fly with out looking at a little bitty screen from the pocket pc's I have been using on the last 4 years.
The only thing it will not so is show up my embroidery files for my clients, but hey thats fine I know that and knew it before I bought it and that why I have a cheap o laptop.
So dude, get a life and stay out of mine. Dh does not care how I see fit to spend *MY* money and you really don't have the right too.
I am to a point with him I would almost stop going to my girls night out, but have to remember he is so sad that he has to tag along
07-07-2010 04:36 AM
The rudeness of people is amazing to me. Why someone would feel it is their business what you check your email on is a mystery to me. It's like here when someone who does not even own an iPad has this compulsion to jump in and start bashing our device of choice.
The more I interact with such people, the more they all seem to have controlling little minds. They are often ignorant, just spouting what they heard somewhere. No real knowledge of the subject at hand, just ignorance, with an inflated ego....
I like small cars. I own a Toyota Yaris (Vitz in Europe). I have people come up to me in parking lots and basically attack me with "why would you want to drive something like that?". Or "you couldn't catch me dead in a car like that"...... I used to try to be nice, but now I just get rude right back....
Last edited by Bremen; 07-07-2010 at 05:13 AM.
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Bremen, the more posts I read from you, the more we seem to have in common! I drive a Yaris too! I too prefer a small car. Used to get many comments when I first got it, ranging from "cute" to "ugly". Now there are so many of them on the road that I don't get the comments any more.
Typical response to that guy where I live: "You ain't from around here. Now get back ta where ya came from before you get in trouble."
Simple answer ask him what he uses his computer for. That is what I did the other day when I too was interrupted by someone who said " iPad why would you spend much money on just a big iPod touch" i looked at him said do you own a computer. Yes he replied and how much did it cost you? And what do you use it for? His answer was a laptop spent $ 1100 plus software etc uses it for Internet, music and email.
I looked at him " well I can do all of that on the iPad and it cost half what you spent. So do you mind I am busy.
At that point i launched the movie app and watched 2012 He was stunned.
Problem is most have no clue to what the iPad can do. They live in a box
My thoughts exactly. Except that I remain cool in any discussion.
Originally Posted by Bremen
This kind of person becomes rude when insecurity and jealousy threaten to take control of them. If they haven't already...
I like Habry's first response and I'll keep it near me:
"Oh! And what is a real computer? What does it do?"
Not white, not black just passionate shades of grey...
Yuno Wataï Minh
I got the same reaction from my family. Yeah my family! At first my husband was trying to put me off from buying it. Some were saying why i have to buy one when i have a deskstop and a laptop.Then when my brother heard I bought one he told me I was wasting my money . And my answer to them was simple. " I like it! " it's my money I spent anyway.
Fate is not by CHANCE but by CHOICE.
Yeah people are fools I get this toys a lot before Ipad came out i was prob one of them and then that faithful day of launch day... Love at first sight/site! I have had a couple come up to me. They expect someone that knows nothing about "computers" to own one. I've ripped a couple if them a new one. The come with the same b.s. Big iPod touch, o yeah well this app don't work on the iPhone, it docent have flash, whip out my nexus one, "that's what's this for" I throw them a few question half of them don't know what ram is. I ask them whats the specs in there computer at home. Most of them have know idea. And I tell them why did you buy that computer then cause it said Dell on it?
Most of them just want to justify there reasoning for their thinking of it bring useless.
At the end I tell them and everyone I talk to about it. The best part is it convenience, 20 seconds to boot, no hot lap, and then you find an app you
love. After you found your killer app it's game over you have found love!
I think all I could have said to the guy would be "so?". Really, what does any of that matter? You can answer back about why you think th iPad is better than X or Y, but that doesn't really matter either. As long as you have something that fits your budget and your lifestyle and you are happy with it, that's all that matters.
To be fair to the PC people, I have had many similar run-ins with mac users who try to evangelize for macs, telling me how I'm going to get spyware and how unstable and non-user-friendly my horrible PC is.
I would leave him with the same discomfort he gave you ... by simply lifting my arm and speaking directly into my wrist-watch ... "We have a Code Three Non-Believer at the Starbucks on 5th and Main. Initiate a technology alert. Track and report."
The world gets out of the way of crazy people.
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