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Old 05-29-2010, 04:35 AM   #1
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A balanced (?) review from Charlie Brooker of The Guardian. He likes it...bit not for ebooks:
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A balanced (?) review from Charlie Brooker of The Guardian. He likes it...bit not for ebooks:
Well I certainly wouldn't call it a review, it seems a little pointless and he doesn't really say anything... Seems to be saying things anyone would know that he things are humorous.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:49 AM   #3
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And also The Times (UK) this morning has an advertisment on its page 3 about how invaluable the iPad will be to read the newspaper each day (available last 5-6 issues). Pay a monthly fee for the app and a subscription for the paper. We would need 2 ....

Better still would be to offer an iPad (or better equivalent) and subscription as one (inexpensive) deal !

Nice idea but it is hardly cost effective for me.
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I don't think Charlie Brooker's ever done a balanced review of an Apple product in his entire career; he probably keeps the teenagers with long lists of computer components in their forum signatures amused (see the follow-on comments after the piece) at least until their mum calls them down for their tea - or perhaps he just 'knows' his audience?

Still, at least he puts the weight he moans about [feel free to insert your own pithy comment about weak-wristed journalists here] into context - roughly the same size and weight (but not thickness, obviously...) as a hardback; look what a dog that format turned out to be.

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Old 05-29-2010, 08:05 AM   #5
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Well I certainly wouldn't call it a review, it seems a little pointless and he doesn't really say anything... Seems to be saying things anyone would know that he things are humorous.
If Apple is going to sell a million of these in twenty minutes, or whatever their target is, then most buyers will be people who never pick up a computer magazine, a gadget mag or hang about on forums discussing such things. Most buying decisions will be informed by "reviews" like this - however inadequate they might seem to people who do read such mags and hang about on such forums. And I guess Apple, and all the other mass market consumer goods producers, are pretty pleased that that's the case.
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Charles Stross has a pretty thorough review on his blog here. He goes beyond just ebooks on the iPad -- worth reading.
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Charles Stross has a pretty thorough review on his blog here. He goes beyond just ebooks on the iPad -- worth reading.

thanks - that made interesting reading ....
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Charles Stross has a pretty thorough review on his blog here. He goes beyond just ebooks on the iPad -- worth reading.
Yes, interesting review and thoughts.
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Charles Stross has a pretty thorough review on his blog here. He goes beyond just ebooks on the iPad -- worth reading.
Thank you for this link, an excellent review indeed.
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and as if we need no further hint that iPad has arrived, it's had a prominent role on the BBC at the Turkish Grand Prix - being cuddled by one of the three presenters (the iPad , that is ) ....
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and as if we need no further hint that iPad has arrived, it's had a prominent role on the BBC at the Turkish Grand Prix - being cuddled by one of the three presenters (the iPad , that is ) ....

Yeah but did you notice he was trying sooooo hard to hide the Apple Logo, lugging it round in that enviroment, no case, bets on how long before he breaks the screen


And at least HE thinks he's cool carrying the iPad
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Yeah but did you notice he was trying sooooo hard to hide the Apple Logo, lugging it round in that enviroment, no case, bets on how long before he breaks the screen


And at least HE thinks he's cool carrying the iPad

but did he ever look at it ?
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but did he ever look at it ?

NOT Once that I saw, and I watched intently all the way through !
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NOT Once that I saw, and I watched intently all the way through !
That must have been an exciting grand prix
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