Computer World ran this 1991 photo of Apple’s Steve Jobs and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Ultra-nerdy fanboy appreciation aside, am I the only one who thinks Steve Jobs looks uncannily like Big Bang Theory‘s Leonard Hofstadter.
What nobody seams to realize is that the iPad, just like its baby brethren the Touch, is not a computer (not in the traditional sense), it is a service.
It’s much like a TV. You can turn it on and watch or play what you like, but that’s it. You can watch channel 1 or channel 27 and you can install more channells (applications) when you take a bigger sattelite or cable subscriptions(the App store).
The iPad is not meant to be a desktop, laptop, netbook replacement.
It’s a stylish little one trick pony for people who like to be locked in and like to do one thing at a time.