The iPad Revolution

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Dbolen888, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Dbolen888

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    After viewing your posts about various hotels, restaurants, airlines et al uses of the iPad and then the way UK Torus paid for their iPads (by supplanting paper docs), I've come to the conclusion that we are seeing the start of a new computer revolution -- probably bigger than the invention of the laptop. :) :D :p Congratulations to Steve Jobs and his Apple team -- what a coup !!!
     
  2. keroro1979

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    What amuses me is the way so many people rip a product apart before release.

    Apple or otherwise, why can't people give things a chance?

    Its like the Wii all over again, and look how that turned out.
     
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    You're exactly right. Watching fanboys on both sides of the fence, well, all sides, Apple, Windows, Android, is simply mind numbingly maddening. Anyone that is truly into tech and advancing technologies is insane not to acknowledge a new product simply because it has the wrong "company affiliation". The iPad is setting a very high bar for tablets, especially with the establishment of apps that are working so well and developing so nicely. Android and Windows have quite a way to go, but I hope they get there. Competition is a good thing in this field. Constantly drives companies to improve. Otherwise, stagnation sets in.
     
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    I think the last time I "took sides" was when I was 13 and favored the Megadrive over the SNES - and for no other reason than the Megadrive was all my parents could afford. Even then, that ended as soon as I played Street Fighter 2 and Super Mario World on my cousins SNES. I ended up with both eventually, and lived happily ever after.



    The End.
     
  5. Sonny Burnett

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    The greatest asset for the iPad is the itunes foundation that it rests on. In fact the itunes store is what puts Apple above the rest of all of their mobile iDevices.
     
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    Apple is one of the few computer companies that realize that a great looking and functioning device is worthless if people find it too hard to use, or cannot find enough functionality to justify the cost. The early adoption of personal computers took years because there was too little that the everyday person could do with them. It was only after they could do documents and spread sheets that they became a part of the office. And then came the years of trying to make sense of the internet. Apple took that to heart and made a foundation to build their products on.
     
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    Lots of ancillary comments -- but agreement ?

    I appreciate the various comments but am interested to know if anyone agrees with my original stipulation, i.e. that we're on the cusp of a computer revolution.
     
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    Much truth is here........without the foundation, the iPad would be the biggest fail for Apple since iTV......
     
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    The computer revolution began when the machines became accessible to the home, non-tech user. TIME magazine named the computer "Machine Of The Year" in 1983, instead of some frail humanoid 'Man Of The Year'.

    All this is progress.
     
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    I think its a bit of hype to call it a "revolution". I would say its more of an incremental step. It fills a niche that other devices were previously doing, but in a more portable way. Its allowing some things that were previously tied to a desktop or bulky laptop to be more mobile. I dont see many cases where its made something new possible that wasnt already. Its just a new tool to accomplish those things in a more fun and more useful way.
     

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