Monday, March 19, 2012

XML Aficionado: The Emperor's New Clothes - a "New iPad" Review in a "Post-PC World"

Final paragraphs of a timely and detailed post-PC/PC-plus reality check from Alexander Falk

Summary and Clarification

Just to clarify, I really enjoy using iPads, and continue to believe they are great media consumption devices. I love to read books on them. I love to read magazines and newspapers on them. I even watch the occasional movie or play a game. And for all these purposes, the improved screen resolution of the new iPad as well as the 4G LTE network capabilities are fabulous improvements.

But for any expression of creativity, for software development, for photography, for cinematography, for journalism, blogging, marketing, science, engineering, architecture, … in other words for any serious work … tablets are somewhere between mediocre to useless. For all of these fields the PC - be it Windows, MacOS, or Linux based - has been and will be the essential tool of any creative mind. Therefore, I firmly resent the hubris of people proclaiming this to be a "post-PC world".

XML Aficionado: The Emperor's New Clothes - a "New iPad" Review in a "Post-PC World"

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