Thursday, March 3, 2011

iPad2 the Computer for Everyone

Truth be told, I have envisioned devices like this for years. Back when I was working on the Touch and Gesturing features for Delphi, I had hopes/visions/predictions that Windows 7 would get a makeover and run on devices like this. But nothing ever happened. Backup about 10 years, I wanted to make a "kitchen computer" or "house computer" that could be used by my grandma. At the time though the pressure sensitive touch displays were terrible and huge. That project didn't go very far. Gotta hand it to Apple for going out on a limb and using the capacitive touch display. Not many companies are willing to go out on a limb and build cool stuff. I know it's in Apple's DNA because I have a lot of friends that work there. Calling this an intersection of technology and liberal arts is probably a really good way of putting it. The term "post PC" keeps coming from Apple to describe the iPad 2 which is an aggressive term, but I can't fault them, they've got some good cards and they've played them well. I just got an iPhone now that it's on Verizon. It's a nice device. When it the iPhone 4 was release some equated it to a Leica camera. I have to admit, it does have a Leica like feeling. Pretty crappy antenna though, even on Verizon.

1 comment:

john said...

Yeppy...ipad2 is now in the market. and I am eager to buy it. I love Apple products.
-Small Business IT Support

Post a Comment