Steve And Bill – The Hofstadter Theory

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.

Bill Gates And Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs And Bill Gates - 1991
Leonard Hofstadter
Leonard Hofstadter

What People Don’t Get About The iPad

iPad - Service Not A Computer
Service or Computer?

Let me preface this post by saying that I will not be buying an iPad (not in the foreseeable future anyway). I own an iPod Touch and that is the end of my Apple affiliation.

I’ve been reading all the complaints about the iPad: No flash, no multitasking, it’s just a big iPod Touch, it’s a fanny pad sanitary towel in disguise etc…

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.