The iPad Revolution

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  1. epb

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    In my opinion, no, not with the iPad. Apple and Steve Jobs are too controlling for this too grow the way it has to in order to fit the needs or a large segment of the population. I see the iPad as a pioneer product, but someone else will make it the "killer app" it needs to become to integrate into society.
     
  2. Hasty

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    Electronic information and it's accessibility has been the revolution. iPad and smart phones are just the new tools.
    Anyone anywhere with a smartphone can instantly access information which earlier took dedicated researchers years to acquire.

    Portability is just the next step in computing. For twenty years we've been tied to our desktops
    Glad I'm alive now to play with them, but the future looks even sweeter.....

    P.s. The controlling arguments about apple are really irrelevant. The bottom line is that they are a commercial company with a belief that customer satisfaction is their main priority. As Jobs said, if people don't like their products they won't buy them.
     
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    Yeah I think Apple has finally changed the computer world with the iPad .
    Ok the iPad has it's limitations but considering this is a 1st generation model I sure over the next few years it will get better features and the ability to do more things.

    Well done to everyone at Apple....

    Ps I also have the i4 and it's also a nice little product
     
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    I am with Hasty on this one. While the introduction of the iPad is certainly a significant milestone in computing, it is more of an evolution the revolution.

    Digital photography, for example, was a revolution. It represents a whole paradigm shift from the old way of capturing images on film. Although the mechanism for gathering light through glass lenses remains essentially the same, that is where the similarity ends. Digital imaging has, for all intents and purposes, replaced film. Try buying a roll of Kodachrome these days!

    While the iPad is a totally new type of portable computing and communications device, I don't think it is going to replace laptops (or devices like netbooks) or "smart" phones. I am sure the iPad or something like it will evolve to something more than an iPod on steroids, but for now, I personally don't think it represents a whole new way of computing or communicating.
     
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    Yes it is quite hilarious.

    I have a droid, ipad and a PC. My son asked me what I want to get for a phone next summer. Iphone or Droid?

    My answer: Whichever one has the better device when the contract is up.

    I really do not understand the fanboy to a brand thing. It remind me of the chevy/ ford/ dodge thing of 30 years ago.

    I like all gadgets myself.. Let the best one win at the time I can afford to buy.
     
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    I think its also important to understand that being first does not give you sole credit for the changes that follow. Microsoft, Google, HP, and numerous others have all been working on similar form factors. We would be going there with or without Apple's iPad. Its just what technology is finally making possible.
     
  7. epb

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    It's hugely relevant. Jobs is absolutely right - and this attitude is why Apple's greatest successes have not been in personal computing/workstations, where they remain a marginal presence with only 5-6% of the market, but in personal electronics like the iPod and iPhone, and in selling market access to the desirable demographic that buys their electronics, via iTunes. They make toys, not tools, as the focus is always more on play rather than productivity. (Watch their own "Mac vs. PC" ads, in which they consistently concede this).

    The iPad has shown what a tablet is capable of in terms of design, battery life, size and weight, as a piece of hardware, but it hasn't scratched the surface of its productivity potential; it's got to become more than a large iPod. I'm not talking full-on pc workstation levels of productivity, but more than just sending files back and forth. This is not Apple's strength, which means the door is open.

    Ironically, while I see Apple as a pc company moving into personal electronics, I see the most likely rival to the iPad coming from a personal electronics company that's moved into pcs - Sony. They are my pick as the most likely candidate to come out with something as well-designed and polished as the iPad, and more productive; the iPad mostly fixes the issues they've had with their uMPC concept for years.
     
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    There, I fixed it for you!

     
  9. epb

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    There's a joke about wealth that Chris Rock told, where he says that if Bill Gates woke up tomorrow with Oprah's money, he'd jump out a window, and slit his own throat on the way down.

    Yes, Apple has made a success out of consumer electronics. However the iPad market, even with 3 million sold already, is a fart in a hurricane compared to having a decent chunk of the portable pc/netbook market. No matter how much my Apple shares were making me, I'd be a little peeved at Hasty's Steve Jobs quote:"people don't like their products they won't buy them." I've heard better corporate philosphies.
     
  10. Robertt

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    Yep, evolution not revolution. This type of device (and the iPad is just the first of many) will change the way people go about their daily lives. But I don't think this will be a fundamental change. Not quite up to revolution status. When you can interface with your iPad via thought, now that will be a revolution.
     

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