Quote Richard Graham:Quote ken long:Quote Chaconne:
It is the ipad that is the anachronism - doing with underpowered machines when everything needed to follow a production from begining to end has been available for years.
Well that is the best statement I've read here in a long time.
This is the problem... you guys are falling over yourselves to tell us why the iPad is a load of old rubbish, or at least, the Emperors New Clothes, when we *know* (because we actually *use* them all the time) that they are really, really very good indeed. You're just being silly, and it's no wonder it comes across to some as sour grapes.
Its nothing to do with being Apple lovers (I'm not) or PC haters (again, I am not) or whatever.
This business about landfill and "slave labour" is irrelevant to a discussion about whether the iPad is a good bit of equipment or not. Save it for a thread about the ethics of our Western tech-obsessed consumer lifestyles in general, which can include everything from PCs to mobile phones to microphones and synths.
It's disingenuous and hypocritical to target the iPad in particular, especially on a very consumerist, techy forum like this. And it certainly has nothing to do with a discussion about whether they are any good or not.
why did you quote me? the points you address have nothing to do with my views. I'm not saying the ipad is rubbish, just that there is no practical need for it currently - convenient? yes.. It doesn't do what a MBP or PC laptop does already though. So though the interfacing is much better than those devices, it just can't replace them at the moment. Can you genuinely say, if you already have MBP or PC Laptop, whatever, that you *really* need an iPad? No. I don't think so.
I'm All Ears.