No, Really, iPad Critics: Just STFU!

January 29, 2010

*whining keen* Oh it’s not open! Oh it has no webcam! Oh it lacks USB ports! Oh it can’t run Flash! *whine whine whine*

I was around when the Mac was released. Back in 1984.

All of the gripes today have an irritating similarity to back then.

*condescending sneer* A mouse? I can use a keyboard! Who need icons? I can type my commands! Who wants to paint on a computer? *sneer sneer sneer*

Really, just STFU. You were annoying back then and you’re triply so today, over twenty-five years later.

99% of those Mac haters are now sitting in front of a box using a mouse and icons and windows. The 1% are the hardcore wanking at the CLI of Linux.

You people don’t matter. You’re techies. You’re plumbers. Your notion of what constitutes useful tech is the same as that of a custom car tinkerer who sneers at a Prius.

I sit here using a graphical web page interface to the WordPress blogging system. You would have me using something like vi to compose the text and then have me dick around with FTP for upload.

You’re simply irrelevant to the real world of people who look to tech to accomplish things.

You want openness and USB and even Flash? Go buy the Notion Ink Adam. Have you heard of it? It runs that “open” Android OS.

All the billions of electrons wasted on cranking about the iPad — where were all of you to wank over the Notion Ink? None of you posted about it. Because if you had, you would have referenced it to contrast it to the iPad in your whiny posts.

So just STFU.

The rest of us want the iPad because we can get excited and do things.

We want to have fun too.

And we want to do those things without wasting time trying to contort our products as a cheap exercise in ego-gratification.

You’re dismissed. Go away.

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It’s Time To Laugh At Microsoft Again

January 29, 2010

Now really, doesn’t this look like crap —

— compared to this —

Have a laugh at the video after the break.

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Apple And eBooks: A Horror Story

January 29, 2010

This is the most difficult post I’ve ever had to write.

Steve Jobs hates ePub. He hates eBooks.

How can anyone with his refined sense of taste not hate them?

They’re an abomination. A tasteless — and incompetent — techie committee solution to electronic books.

Seriously, can any of you see Apple creating ePub? (If you can, leave now. You don’t know Jobs or Apple.)

And iBooks? iBooks?!!!?

From the company that gave us the delightful CoverFlow …

… we now get shelves?!

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What tnkgrl Says!

January 29, 2010

My take on the iPad

First, let’s look at the hardware. As an engineer I don’t think anyone else could have pulled off a device like this – not for $500!

She has experienced plenty of gadgets. This is one of the best writeups I’ve read.


iPad: The Missing Heart Of It

January 29, 2010

Credit goes to Vincent Nguyen of SlashGear for asking a dangerous question during a demo of the new iWork Keynote app on the iPad.

It parted the mist in my mind and revealed the missing heart of the iPad.

It happens at near the 4:30 mark in his 15-minute video here.

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Housekeeping Note

January 29, 2010

I’ve deleted the Just In Case blogs I had:

iPodAir
iPod Sky
iPod Touchbook
iPod Reader
iSlate Reader
iPod Cloud