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iPad_poll_#1
Authored by: Daij on Jan 29, '10 07:13:19PM

>now the internet streams through a window full of video, photos, movies, tv shows and music. Surprise! The future is NOW and only one device delivers it all, seamlessly: the iPad.

Except that it doesn't.

I really don't know what Apple's beef with Adobe is. Yes, Flash is bloated and processor hungry and eats up batteries etc etc, but it is also ubiquitous. People who post on a tech-savvy forum may have some very good reasons for not liking it, but the other 100 million target customers out there have probably never even heard of it. All they will know is that when they look at a web page on their netbook it has lots of things going on that don't show on their iPad. So the iPad must be broken, or flakey, or...

I really don't see how Apple can claim that this is the ultimate internet experience if they don't support a technology that is everywhere in cyberland, standards compliant or not. Sure, give a preference to disable it for power users, and watch it phase out as HTML5 or even Silverlight begin to rule the world, but it really should be supported.

That said, my use would be as field storage and reviewing for photographs. Except, please, someone buy Steve camera with a different storage medium. Why only one adapter for SD type cards? I can't get pictures out of my camera into the iPad without a separate reader plugged into the USB/Dock adapter (assuming that works) via a full size USB connecter to mini connector. Or via a laptop.

Maybe by release time there will be additional toys in the box, but as advertised today I am a "No."



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