Archive for January, 2010

iPad = IveReconsidered

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I just watched the iPad announcement video. I’m willing to give new ideas a fair hearing and have come to realize that the iPad is not about the hardware as much as it is about the software and the experience. I do not know what I’m going to do, but I think I am beginning to understand what the revolutionary aspects of this device are. My expectation was that that this was going to be a tablet PC. I was wrong. Instead it is something completely different.

The iPad does not need to be a Netbook or Tablet PC.  Those things run traditional software to do traditional things.  The iPad really is completely different.  I do not need an SDHC slot or a bunch of USB connectivity.  Widescreen would still be nice, but most work apps look just fine with 4:3 formatting.  I do not know of a 16:9 projector I can use at work!  The early adopters are going to show the rest of the world just what the magic of this device really is.

iPad = iFail

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I’ll be brief. I expected a lot more from Apple. This iPad thing needed to have a real USB port, A real SDHC slot, Multitasking, and something other than AT&T for connectivity. I do not care about flash – the way it is deployed on the web, it is basically evil (HTML5 had potential, but was neutered in committee). If the iPad is hacked, I may buy one, but as it is it should have been named the iMad (Ed Mauldin), the iDisappoint (multiple sources), or the imNotSureIWantOne (JMZ).