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    Re: Fanboi's lament - falling out of love with the iPad

    In article <q6n5061n7r1r9nfg5japerk1uc1kmhjifb@4ax.com>, John Navas
    <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:

    > On Mon, 31 May 2010 09:04:34 +1200, "Your Name" <your.name@isp.com>
    > wrote in <htukm9$2e9$2@lust.ihug.co.nz>:
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    > >"John Navas" <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote in message
    > >news:a315065qebubltq5lefijul2os2dpksrm6@4ax.com...
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    > >> Pretty much my thinking as well.
    > >> I need a decent keyboard for email, documents, presentations,
    > >> annotations, etc.

    > >
    > >You can get a real keyboard for the iPad - both from Apple and evidently
    > >most USB keyboards via the camera adapter ... BUT the iPad is not a
    > >computer, never was, never will be.

    >
    > Carrying around a USB keyboard would seem to defeat the entire purpose
    > of the device.


    You can get fold-up and roll-up keyboards, as well as mini-keyboards,
    etc., even a laser projected keyboard (although that wouldn't really be
    any better than the on-screen keyboard).



    > >> Why would anyone rationally buy an iPad when (say) the Acer
    > >> Aspire One can be had for only $200 (Newegg Memorial Day sale)?

    > >
    > >You'd buy the iPad just to escape Windoze hell. :-)

    >
    > What hell? Works for me.


    Viruses, malware, and buggy, bloated and over-priced software, ...

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    Re: Fanboi's lament - falling out of love with the iPad

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    <your.name-3105101309410001@203-109-168-210.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz>, Your
    Name <your.name@isp.com> wrote:

    > > >You can get a real keyboard for the iPad - both from Apple and evidently
    > > >most USB keyboards via the camera adapter ... BUT the iPad is not a
    > > >computer, never was, never will be.

    > >
    > > Carrying around a USB keyboard would seem to defeat the entire purpose
    > > of the device.

    >
    > You can get fold-up and roll-up keyboards, as well as mini-keyboards,
    > etc., even a laser projected keyboard (although that wouldn't really be
    > any better than the on-screen keyboard).


    people did that with palm, and without the bitching.

    > > >> Why would anyone rationally buy an iPad when (say) the Acer
    > > >> Aspire One can be had for only $200 (Newegg Memorial Day sale)?
    > > >
    > > >You'd buy the iPad just to escape Windoze hell. :-)

    > >
    > > What hell? Works for me.

    >
    > Viruses, malware, and buggy, bloated and over-priced software, ...


    no kidding. most iphone/ipad software is under $5.

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