Originally Posted by Ari Chi3fs
One of my writers on MobileLocalSocial wrote this today.
Steve Jobs is Selling Sugar Water and You Tools are Buying it….
So you stood in line on Saturday and got your “Ipad”( clap, clap, clap.) Way to go, Flintstone, let me know how that $500 glorified Iphone works out with the one you already have….that does MORE.
Job’s is your 21st century medicine man selling you sugar water at the street fairs. The Macintosh, Macbook, Ipod, Iphone….all novelties
. Innovative, yes, but just enough to suck you simpletons in with “easy to navigate”, “simple to use,” and hop on the Apple truck.
I agree that it's a glorified iPhone. I agree that it's bullshit that Apple released (as usual) a product limited in abilites. It's stupid that there's no Flash.
However, I wouldn't list everything they've done as "novelties". The original Mac ushered in the world of modern personal computing with GUIs and mice. The iPod did the same with portable music players (and still has the easiest and most intuitive controls). The iPhone did the same for multifunctional cellphones.
The iPad is not really new or innovative. It's a tablet computer. It's a glorified e-reader. It's a giant iPhone. Whatever you want to call it. But innovative, it isn't.