@AC I think you are right
Coz .....3, that's the magic number
8 posts • joined 23 Jun 2009
I bought mine on a well timed trip to the US at the begining of May, so I paid a good deal less than the UK price.
It is an idea whose time has come. It may be that it is a big ipod touch. If that is the case, just increasing the size has made a massive difference to how can be used.
I see it as sort of interactive book, magazine or newspaper and use it in that way. I don't use my iphone or laptop. I never used a laptop for watching films during a flight but did with the iPad.
I actually like the fact that the OS is basic but focused on being a pleasure to use. I like the fact that it just slots into a bag like a thin book. I think it is great and was reasonable value.
So why the naysayers? It may be that it is a computer for people who aren't that into computers.
I was an early convert to the concept but having bought one (Whilst in the US) I am pleased that for me it has met its promise. It is more pricey than a netbook but when in the hand it feels that it should be. So far I have been browsing, watching video and reading books and it does all of it in an enjoyable way. The difference is that I am doing so in a similar way to which I would read a book, magazine or newspaper rather than using a computer. I like it and I think the experience is going to get better as the apps evolve. I also think that there will be a lot of people like me.
This is a patent application, not a granted patent. It is currently going through prosecution and the last action in this process was the issue of a non-final rejection by the US examiner. MS can respond to this but will probably need to change their claims to satisfy the examiners concerns.
So if Microsoft applies for a patent that is dominated by the prior art and fails because the examiner has done their job, is that the sign of a broken system?
So given that central government provide the bulk of the funding for the services provided by councils what basis is there for discriminating against residents of other areas who contribute through their central taxes. Oh and what about people who work in the area or set up business that pay rates etc etc etc.
Last weekend, I finally gave in to the urge to buy a new flat screen. I did buy a Blu Ray player with it. The reason was that I would need the upscaling. I rent discs via LoveFilm so I not be buying that many discs and I will certainly not replace anything that I already have on DVD. I get a kick out of the HD images so it was not a difficult descision for me. So far I am well chuffed.
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