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

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Fri Jan 29 13:35:25 AEDT 2010

On 29/01/2010, at 1:26 PM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> The problem the I-Pad may have is it is too big to fit into a pocket, too small to replace your television and too limited to replace your computer or DVD/CD player and recorders.

Who needs a DVD/CD player when everything is distributed online?

As for "replace TV" or "replace computer", I'm not so sure. There's a lot of people who do not have a computer as a central component of their life. A portable device which is mostly about playing media and some communication, and which is cheaper and simpler than a general-purpose computer, may be exactly what they're looking for.

TV is a group experience with 42" plasmas etc dominating a room. iPad is a personal device. Both niches exist in a family environment.

In a non-typical demographic like Link, "not what I want" can't easily be generalised into "not what people want".



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