apple tablet 07.24.2009, 4:37 PM
posted by bob stein
smart piece by Mike Cane enthusing on the increasingly talked about apple tablet.
Posted by bob stein on July 24, 2009 4:37 PM
bowerbird on July 24, 2009 7:38 PM:
now i've seen it all. bob stein calls a piece by mike cane "smart".
i've ignored cane for a while. oh sure, he can be very amusing --
most hotheads are -- and he's hyperactive enough to be correct
about 10 times a day (the rough equivalent of 5 stopped clocks),
but his other 230 daily tweets are a curiously strange mixture of
paranoia, dread, stupidity (yesterday he fell down the hole of
"semantic coding" and doesn't realize that he can't get up), and
the hypocrisy of calling himself "an e-book militant" at the same
exact time he supports the dinosaur publishers' .epub format...
i mean, seriously, the guy is still "shopping" for a smart-phone
-- he regularly "fondles" an iphone, but can't bring himself to
_buy_ one, even some two full years after its launch -- and he
regularly complains about his "weak" p.c. just get a mac, mike.
and this is who we're turning to for insightful commentary now?
lord help us.
sri on July 27, 2009 4:50 PM:
Apple Tablet may be launched this Christmas or possibly as early as September. I hope this will be another great rally for apple earnings. I will buy one of this for sure. The iphone started to be too little to stay all the day looking things. I am a great fan of apple product so started collecting all the information (more than 200 sites) about Apple Tablet(News, Videos, Pics, Pre reviews, Rumors etc.,). If you are interested take a look at the below link
bowerbird on July 29, 2009 3:55 PM:
i love your summary site of itablet hype! it's invaluable.
it will make it easy to go back and see exactly who was
repeating the rumors that turned out to be oh so wrong.
mike cane, for instance, first predicted the apple itablet
would be released in october 2008. that's right, last year.
so much for his credibility.
now, like you, sri, and others, he says "september 2008".
but if you read the ft.com article people use as backing
for that date, you will find it claims that its source has not
even yet begun _assembling_ the machines, and we're at
july 29 right now. that leaves very little time for assembly
of this _brand_new_ machine and the subsequent testing
and then get it in stores by _september_ in the numbers
(tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands) that
you know will be snapped up by the fan-boys right away.
do you really think apple, a company that prides itself on
the quality of its builds, is going to rush things that much?
it's possible, i guess. i myself don't make any predictions.
but it would surprise me if apple took so little care in this,
the debut of a machine that promises to revolutionize life.
they pay too much attention to the small little details, and
there are lots of details that can go wrong when you gear up
a production line on a new product with this much newness.
yet my goodness, don't the rumor-mongers love the hype?
and it _must_ be good for the page-views, or they wouldn't
keep doing it. yes, sir, i'm quite sure it's good for page-views.
which is why it's important for us to start paying attention to
the _credibility_ of these "sources", so we learn who is willing
to exploit our anticipation so shamelessly to inflate page-views.
henry swanson on August 12, 2009 2:12 PM:
If the 'future of the book' is some/another environment-destroying nerd's toy, it's doomed. Maddox's right - there's one thing PC users can do with ease that Mac users cant; stfu. Remember - it's a lump of sweatshop made plastic.. not a f'ing social movement.
The sole future of the book lies in the consciousness-transforming qualities of the ideas in the book - and how freely those radical ideas can be expressed in an ever more repressive society.. such as ours out here in the glorious, brain-dead We$t. And nowhere else. All this vapid hype about next.gen e-readers, Elvis enough already..
Keep reading while you can, kid
bowerbird on August 14, 2009 3:36 PM:
> there's one thing PC users can do with ease
> that Mac users cant; stfu.
> Remember - it's a lump of sweatshop made plastic..
> not a f'ing social movement.
henry, henry, why the anger?
i'm not one to get into the mac-versus-pc platform war,
but the smart-phone wasn't smart until apple designed it.
and the zune is about as good as microsoft can get when it
comes to "competing" against the ipod juggernaut, so sorry.
the itablet, whenever it gets here, will show people exactly
why that form-factor is a winner, even more so than the
evidence already presented by those nifty little netbooks...
and i don't know if it is accurate or not, but i recently read
that 90% of the $1000+ computer market goes to apple now,
with msft dominating only the low-end under-$1000 segment.
which might be why microsoft just had its first losing quarter.
the "lump of sweatshop" henry talks about is, indeed, a p.c.
so maybe one big reason the p.c. people can "shut the fuck up"
-- as henry puts it -- is because they're embarrassed to speak.
the reason we're hoping that apple does e-books is because
when apple does something, it's done well. that's the reason.
it would be nice if another company could do something right.
heck, it'd be freaking fantastic! but the other companies are
run by idiots who can't design themselves out of a paper bag.