Thursday, January 28, 2010

"The case against the iPad" - what I think, only more eloquent

I was an apple fan for a long time, but the relationship started to go sour after disappointing iTunes interactions and now I gotta say I'm in agreement with Lee, whose article linked below represents my views quite well.

Read the whole article:
http://unclutterer.com/2010/01/28/the-case-against-the-ipad/
My second problem with the iPad is more fundamental: The iPad appears to be Steve Jobs’s attempt to roll back the multi-decade trend toward more open computing platforms. Jobs’s vision of the future is one that revolves around a series of proprietary “stores” — for music, movies, books, and so forth — controlled by Apple. And rather than running the applications of our choice, he wants to limit users to running Apple-approved software from the Apple “app store.”


3 comments:

lonelydimple said...

Counterpoint here:

http://yehudakatz.com/2010/01/27/the-irony-of-the-ipad-a-great-day-for-open-technologies/

Marc said...

Right on. I'm totally with the specialization apple is doing and others.

Veni,Vidi,Vici,IMAC said...

If Apple (Steve Jobs) didn't promote these stores, than who would have - Microsoft, RIM, Palm?

Is the Apple "stores" proprietary? Maybe. I prefer a professionally run proprietary "store", than poorly operated stores.

Veni, Vidi, Vici, IMAC