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#31 g.johnson

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:08 PM

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The major thing wrong with that article is the premise that the reader already has an iPhone (or other portable email device) and a Kindle.

I think that's a correct premise for Apple's target market. Maybe I'm missing something but why would you buy one of these instead of a netbook or a Macbook Air?

I've been toying with the idea of buying a Kindle or equivalent for a while. This fills that need* plus it'll handle email and browsing. So instead of taking 5 books and a laptop on vacation, I can just take this.

*Still a bit heavy at 1.5lb.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:14 PM

QUOTE(g.johnson @ Jan 27 2010, 03:08 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lex @ Jan 27 2010, 01:54 PM) View Post
QUOTE(g.johnson @ Jan 27 2010, 01:45 PM) View Post
The major thing wrong with that article is the premise that the reader already has an iPhone (or other portable email device) and a Kindle.

I think that's a correct premise for Apple's target market. Maybe I'm missing something but why would you buy one of these instead of a netbook or a Macbook Air?

I've been toying with the idea of buying a Kindle or equivalent for a while. This fills that need* plus it'll handle email and browsing. So instead of taking 5 books and a laptop on vacation, I can just take this.

*Still a bit heavy at 1.5lb.

If you're viewing it as a laptop replacement you'll need the optional keyboard. And the optional screen holder while you're typing.

ETA - I'm not joking. In the Times live blog they mentioned that these accessories would be available.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:18 PM

I am not sure what this is for, but where should I stand in line to get it?

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE(Lex @ Jan 27 2010, 03:14 PM) View Post
QUOTE(g.johnson @ Jan 27 2010, 03:08 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lex @ Jan 27 2010, 01:54 PM) View Post
QUOTE(g.johnson @ Jan 27 2010, 01:45 PM) View Post
The major thing wrong with that article is the premise that the reader already has an iPhone (or other portable email device) and a Kindle.

I think that's a correct premise for Apple's target market. Maybe I'm missing something but why would you buy one of these instead of a netbook or a Macbook Air?

I've been toying with the idea of buying a Kindle or equivalent for a while. This fills that need* plus it'll handle email and browsing. So instead of taking 5 books and a laptop on vacation, I can just take this.

*Still a bit heavy at 1.5lb.

If you're viewing it as a laptop replacement you'll need the optional keyboard. And the optional screen holder while you're typing.

ETA - I'm not joking. In the Times live blog they mentioned that these accessories would be available.

No, not a laptop replacement but an ebook reader that'll let me browse the internet and do email.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:35 PM

Right. I got a very small, very light full-featured laptop a few years ago, which I thought I'd use in place of a smart phone (which I don't have because I hate the dinky screens and keyboards). But I find I don't: it's just too much of a process to take it out of the case, power it up, log on, have it load, etc. It's still too much a computer.

I can see the usefulness of this iPad.

I'm not going to rush out and get one. But I can see the usefulness of it.

ONLY if you don't already have a smart phone, though.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:36 PM

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I'm still stuck on it being called the iPad blink.gif Seriously? There are no women working at Apple??


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:39 PM

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I'm still stuck on it being called the iPad blink.gif Seriously? There are no women working at Apple??


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:40 PM

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I am not sure what this is for, but where should I stand in line to get it?

I will sell you my place in line.

Then that happened.

 

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:07 PM

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I'm still stuck on it being called the iPad blink.gif Seriously? There are no women working at Apple??

You would have preferred uPad?

Then that happened.

 

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE(hollywood @ Jan 27 2010, 03:40 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Jan 27 2010, 12:18 PM) View Post
I am not sure what this is for, but where should I stand in line to get it?

I will sell you my place in line.

i'm almost up to the cash register, so please buy my place in line.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE(splinky @ Jan 27 2010, 04:22 PM) View Post
QUOTE(hollywood @ Jan 27 2010, 03:40 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Jan 27 2010, 12:18 PM) View Post
I am not sure what this is for, but where should I stand in line to get it?

I will sell you my place in line.

i'm almost up to the cash register, so please buy my place in line.


Steve Jobs said it's the most phenomenal experience you've ever had. You can touch the web with your greasy fingers!

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE(Orik @ Jan 27 2010, 04:25 PM) View Post
QUOTE(splinky @ Jan 27 2010, 04:22 PM) View Post
QUOTE(hollywood @ Jan 27 2010, 03:40 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Jan 27 2010, 12:18 PM) View Post
I am not sure what this is for, but where should I stand in line to get it?

I will sell you my place in line.

i'm almost up to the cash register, so please buy my place in line.


Steve Jobs said it's the most phenomenal experience you've ever had. You can touch the web with your greasy fingers!

but what if i'm wearing gloves?

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

you can use the tip of your tongue and lick it.

As usual, the first generation will stink but will still be well ahead of the competition due to a hardware advantage (low power consumption video processor). By the time others catch up, the product will be much better and they can run it on commodity hardware. Hopefully the economy supports yet another $2000/year device.
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#44 splinky

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

i guess the nytimes announcement makes more sense. iContent is always worth more

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:07 PM

Of course the MetaFilter folks are having a heyday with this thing. It's a huge thread and I'm just skimming, but my favorite comment so far:
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I kinda kept hoping Steve would walk up on the stage, scream "PSYCH!!!", and then walk off silently.

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