[LINK] Great but not as a computer? [was: iPad]

Stephen Wilson swilson at lockstep.com.au
Fri Jan 29 11:13:31 AEDT 2010

Ivan Trundle wrote in defence of the iPad for missing features:
>> 6. No multi-tasking
> OS 4.0 is the answer.
Maybe I fail to appreciate the way things are done in the Apple world, 
but when I heard that a tablet was coming that would somehow sit between 
the Mac laptops and the iPhone, I was excited.  But the iPad is sooooo 
unlike what we all know as computers.  Fine, people will say that my 
expectations were wrong, but I do need a computer with all the usual 
office automation apps, with multitasking, and it's counter-intuitive to 
me that the iPad wouldn't meet those needs as a matter of course.

I reckon the iPad is to the conventional computer as the iPhone is to 
conventional phones.  Not a very good computer/phone, but almost 
certainly an amazing new kind of gadget.

Will OS 4.0 really fix this?


Steve Wilson

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