i know that it a not a computer

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    tonight at dennys i was enjoying a little game playing on the ipad waiting for breakfast to arrive at the table and this guy was sitting across from me and when i put the ipad away and i was eating my breakfast ..

    the gentlemen told that me that ipad was not a real computer and i would do better with a real comuter set up instead of the ipad..

    the thing was i sitting thinking that i am going home and i will not have to deal with guy..
     
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    Just ignore people like that. He's just jealous :)
     
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    It all depends on intended application of the computer. The iPad IS a computer, as much as any laptop or desktop.

    Comments like that, I just ignore.
     
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    Hmm seems like Denny's guy is wrong
     
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    even the simple 10-key calculator you can get at the dollar store is a computer.

    People who dont understand (or want jealously) mock.
     
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    Probably not jealousy, but the guy is just a dork. Not everyone needs whatever he calls a "computer" with them all the time. I bet he didnt have his laptop "computer" with him at Dennys ;)
     
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    I can't believe people are still doing this. You should have asked the guy how he, and utter stranger, can tell you what your computer needs are.

    Some people are just stupid.
     
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    The only problem I find in this entire thread was that the OP was eating at Denny's :)
     
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    I was going to tell the OP to say "that is OK, Denny's isn't a real restaurant either."

    But seriously, the iPad is probably the perfect entertainment/consumer computer. And ignorance is no excuse if the other guy didn't know that. ;)
     
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    but it only place open at the time of the night i got off from work to allow you to sit down and eat type of place in the area .plus i was starveing and i could not wait to get home to fix something..
     
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    I have been told my iMac was not a 'real' computer. There are idiots abound.
     
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    Some people live in a cave and never come out
     
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    :) fair enough

    But on the topic, about 2 years ago we finally got VOIP at work. And since these stupid phones need configuring, and have IP addresses and such, they're classified as computers. As such, we, the tech support team, have to support them.

    What people call a computer nowadays is astounding. Or maybe it is that the terminology is changing. My WM phone does pretty much everything my desktop and laptop do, with certain limitations, of course, but if there was a CD burning client for it, I could figure out a way to attach a CDR drive and BAM! :) And so do a bunch of other devices, and the iPad is of course right there with that crowd. So yes, I think it's fine to call it a computer.
     
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    I remember having a real life before computers, why would I absolutely need a computer?
     
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    To this guy there is a blunt answer:"Oh, and where is that computer now? Mine is with me at all times, however imperfect it is!"
     
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