i have a problem with people who tell you that the ipad is not a computer

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  1. henry2

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    this morning at the coffee shop i sitting there reading my emails and enjoying my morning tea and this person stops by my table and and tells me that my ipad is not really a computer type system and he went on to tell me about all the faults of the ipad and why i should use a netbook to get all the advantage of a real computer os .then he went on to tell that is a bigger ipod touch with a large screen with internet from the iphone along with how apple controls everything from start to finish and we should not buy apple products ..

    i look up at the guy like thank you for messing with my morning me time before work ..:mad:then i tell the guy yes i know it not a really a computer for i do not really use a computer system i use as it design for as basic device that fits between the phone and computer ..he goes ok and walks off ..

    as the guy is walking off i sitting there going one of this days it not going to be a good day for someone :(

    why do people think they are doing you a flavor by telling you all the faults of a ipad
     
  2. gentlefury

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    I would've have just told him to f off.
     
  3. MikesTooLz

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    He's just mad that he doesn't have one. :)

    Next time just look at him and say.

    Do I know you?
    Then bug off!!



    The iPad really is a computer and the iOS really is just a version of OS X.
    Sometimes when Someone says that to me and I can't or don't want to just say bug off. I'll just open my remot desktop app and show them the iPad with OSX and then windows 7 at full screen. Then normally they just shut up about it.

    I showed the remote desktop app to one of the apple employees in the apple store. They looked at me with a shocked face and said "that's illegal right?"
    Rofl
     
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  4. Habry

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    Jeez, Henry, ask him to define "computer." That'll stump him, fast.

    Folks who make an effort to define others' experiences, esp. unasked, are only revealing their unhappiness. If you let it bother you, you're giving him what he hoped for. It's the same as saying "You're right! Now I feel terrible about my [choice/object/whatever]!"

    Any working definition of "computer" will include devices he hasn't considered (see the power-steering in his car). But he's not really interested in definitions. He's just trying to climb on your back. That means he thinks you're stronger & more secure than he is.

    My iPhone was my favorite computer ('til I got my iPad) because it had so much utility. It's still arguably more useful than my iPad, because the phone fits in my pocket & thus is with me more often.

    But does it matter to what category a tool belongs? If you ever see the guy again, stop by his table and volunteer that the pen he's using isn't really a pencil, or that the book he's reading isn't really a newspaper.

    If that doesn't clarify things for him, you could insinuate that his kids aren't really his, but a guy like him will probably get scared and take a swing at you …
     
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  5. Hasty

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    Tell him that as a student you are too poor to afford a computer and ask him if he would contribute to your purchasing fund.......
     
  6. jkhonea

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    Ask him why he feels the innate desire to be such a prick. That question should really throw him for a loop. :D
     
  7. Hasty

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    On reflection just have a sticker on the back which reads
    "My other computer is a quad core"

    Then you don't say anything, just tilt your pad in a dismissive gesture.....
     
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    With a casual "meh" thrown at him at the same time :)
     
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    He probably didn't like the fact you had one and he didn't. It's jealousy half the time.
     
  10. henry2

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    the whole time i looking at the guy like did you mother have any childern that live look ..it just gets me that people have to stop and tell you that the ipad is not a computer when i sitting there reading my emails along basic websurfing on my ipad along with i should be useing a real computer instead of the ipad ..i have my desktop at home and my work laptop to use for the heavy duty computering task that i need to do ..

    the coffee shop is next to the local college and it seams that every hardcore gamer type has to make a comment about the ipad and how it not a real computer
     
    #10 henry2, Jul 7, 2010
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