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Al Angello
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What you just described shows you are young, and on the move, while I'm old, and slower moving. You need portibility, while I need a big screen, lots of power, storage, my reading glasses, good lighting, and a big soft swivel chair.
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Rather than illuminating the shortsidedness exhibited here, I'll just say, check back in two years. We'll see where cloud computing is. There are hurdles to overcome, but I don't believe any of the nay sayers in this topic understand where it is going.
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Why not just get a good laptop? For the price of an iPad, you can get SO much more. A bigger screen, an OS capable of anything, flash, you can watch dvd's, and upgrade it.

The iPad 3 will come around and the laptop I had 3 years ago will still be more powerful I'm sure. The iPad 2 has a maximum of 64gb of storage, 1nghz processor, and a 10 inch screen. For the same price, you can get at least 250gb of storage, 2.5 ghz processor, 17 inch screen, burn dvds, 4gb of RAM. The list goes on.

I think all of these electronic gadgets are just becoming fashion accessories. I bought an iPod a couple months ago. Cost me $20. iPod nano, second generation. I don't need to swipe my fingers across the screen, shake it, or talk to it to be able to listen to music.
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On 2011-05-17 00:16, Tom Cutts wrote:
Rather than illuminating the shortsidedness exhibited here, I'll just say, check back in two years. We'll see where cloud computing is. There are hurdles to overcome, but I don't believe any of the nay sayers in this topic understand where it is going.

I don't doubt that cloud computing will be major, given the strong economic incentives for it to occur. I'm just saying you'd be foolish to buy in, if you value your privacy.
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On 2011-05-17 02:04, Matthew W wrote:
Why not just get a good laptop? For the price of an iPad, you can get SO much more. A bigger screen, an OS capable of anything, flash, you can watch dvd's, and upgrade it.



I think Apple has proven time and time again that people will pay a hefty premium for style, and an easy, intuitive, well-designed interface that works. Not saying it's my preference, but there's clearly a large market.
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On 2011-05-17 00:16, Tom Cutts wrote:
Rather than illuminating the shortsidedness exhibited here, I'll just say, check back in two years. We'll see where cloud computing is. There are hurdles to overcome, but I don't believe any of the nay sayers in this topic understand where it is going.

Fair enough. I'll wait. Smile
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Get ready... this will be where all your music and movies will be stored.
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I use my IPad all the time. Daily, multiple times a day. It ain't about the Cloud, its about the apps. It is a great content reader, no matter what the content, and if you travel, it is a heck of a lot easier carrying it around than a laptop. The Ipad just lays around and everyone in the house uses it. I can see have a bunch of them (when the prices drop) just laying around the house.

As for the Cloud, I got totally into the cloud the last time my computer's hard drive failed. everything goes to the cloud now.
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On 2011-05-16 12:46, Al Angello wrote:
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I believe that you are right on the money. Tablet technology is in it's infancy.


It has nothing to do with how young tablet technology is. It has to do with the fact that Jobs doesn't like Adobe and won't let his precious iPad run Adobe Flash.
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Tablet technology has everything to do with it. Steve Jobs soon will be outclassed by the rest of the computer world. He always goes it alone, and soon his tablet will only appeal to the botique market his other computers appeal to. Not playing nice with the other boys will come back to bite him.
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