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January 30, 2010 in Uncategorized by Timbuk3 | 4 comments
I’m thinking I can probably continue to get by with the rock.
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pnh on January 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm
I’ve always thought Apple’s products way overpriced — and maybe I’m wrong — but the ipad seems to me to be the most insulting — yet. Maybe it offers something I’ve overlooked — but so far — it looks like they’re offering me a less functional netbook without a lid (meaning I’d need to spend money on a case to protect the screen). It’s too big to fit in a pocket — while some netbooks can — so that means carrying case unless you’re already using a backpack/briefcase. It looks like it’ll be hard to hold with one hand and touch with the other — meaning you’d need to put it down — and then you’d be hunched over and blocking your light — as opposed to being able to put a netbook on something flat, tilt your screen and sit upright.
So far — I don’t know why anybody should want one.
Unless I’m missing something — if it was free if I paid shipping — I wouldn’t think it worth the cost of shipping. I might buy a particular cereal if they put it in a cereal box — unless it’s a cereal nobody in the house eats.
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Timbuk3 on January 30, 2010 at 11:06 pm
I’ve got to agree, with a caveat.
In grad school we all had pentiums at our desk, when that really meant something. There were still a lot of 486 processors around, then.
Our imaging system was on an old Apple. An SE, if I recall correctly. It was quite old, at the time, but in many ways it outperformed our newer PCs. When an HD finally went out I changed it, and it was SO easy. Modular. Just plugged it in and started it right back up.
But that was then, and this is now. I think Apple’s are over-rated, these days.
lewagner on January 30, 2010 at 8:58 pm
What does it do, anyway?
I’m low-tech myself. The young people here have cell phones that are also radios, mp3 and video players, TV’s, and I don’t know what else they do. I think they can hook up to the Internet, too? They work as telephones, of course, but the kid who stays with me told me that his fancy thing doesn’t have a clock on it, so he’s always asking me the time.
They’re made in China going for about $25 used. I have a basic Nokia that I paid $12 for used, and it works great. I wouldn’t trade for anything more complicated — I’m still not too quick at this basic phone, and I’ve had it for 3-4 years now.
Timbuk3 on January 30, 2010 at 11:03 pm
What does it do?
Apparently, it’s an iPhone that won’t make phone calls but has a bigger screen.
I’m like you. I want my cell phone to make and receive phone calls. Most of the time I don’t even answer them.
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