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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    I had a similar experience over the weekend at a kid's birthday party and ended up talking with one of the other parents who was thinking of getting a new laptop. The conversation (inevitably) came around to the iPad, and she declared, "I've researched it and it's not a real computer, you know. It's just a glorified, oversized iPhone."

    I asked her, "Have you actually had the chance to try it?"

    Her: "Not yet. But it won't be able to do whatever I want."

    Whereupon I whipped out my iPad (she didn't know I owned one) and asked her, "OK, so what exactly are you using your laptop for?"

    So she begins listing out the usual same-old same-old - email, surfing, writing ("I'm writing a new collection of poetry"), presentations - all of which I demonstrated to her on my iPad. (Not the poetry writing literally, of course.)

    At the end of which, "Oh, I think I'll wait for the next generation of iPad to come out next year. I heard that it's going to be more powerful."

    At that point, I decided to cut my losses and leave her alone, rather than trying to find out what exactly she meant by "more powerful" or what passes for rational thought and logic that runs through her head. There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.
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    my thing is when i have run into people who do not think it a form of a basic computing system that allows you do basic task and fuctions on the unit ..

    in talking to someone one day i explained what i use my desktop to in the way of the following items

    basic websurfing
    buying products over the internet
    reading and sending emails..
    itunes for some applications and music and movies i like to see or what to watch ..
    watching cable tv on the computer for i use a EyeTv 250 attched to the imac and have a incomeing cable tv box and dvr combo set up to record my shows i like and watch them when i get home from work along with a cable moderm set up also for surfing and watching the tv ..i have the 27.inchs sized screen for imac all in one set up
    watching dvds i rent or own for personal pleasure

    plus a few work assignments as i need to do them ..

    so when i ask them what do they used there desktop or laptop for and how many times a day do they really use a computer beside emails and websurfing and most will tell you that it that all they use there computer for websurfing and emails and music downloading and burning of cd ..

    so when i tell them that a ipad will do most of there basic computer needs in a small flat package they give you this look like your trying to sale me swamp land there buddy .. i just go ok and keep the rest of my thoughts to myself and go on about my business that i am doing ..
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    Well - I'll guess someone needs to man up and say it...

    I like Denny's. Those who mock are jealous! :p
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    I'm curious what a real computer would be and what size floppies would the data be saved on.
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    I also like Denny's!
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