Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The iPad Manifesto: Time To Move Beyond the PC « Steve Wildstrom on Tech

A timely iPad domain reality check; read the full post 

Apple’s announcement of the iPod has revealed a striking fault line within the tech community. In a Guardian article, Bobble Johnson quoted traditionalists such as the Internet Archive’s Brewster Kahle describing the iPad as “chiling.”  Peter Kirn warns that the iPad “embodies the exact opposite of all the reasons I’ve invested so much time in computing for the last 25 years.”  These critics all mourn the replacement of the open, endlessly mutable personal computer with a system that does what its makers thinks it should do, no more, no less.

The iPad Manifesto: Time To Move Beyond the PC « Steve Wildstrom on Tech

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