iPad gets back to the priorities of the first Macintosh
Sounds a lot like the iPad (except bigger and black and white - and of course no 3G ;).
Seriously, it's Steve Job's core vision all over again. Steve Jobs didn't want the Apple ][ to have any expandability, it was Steve Wozniak who convinced him (correctly) that computers were still very much a hobbyist device and need expandability. The original Mac wasn't supposed to have upgradeable ram - it was the engineers (Burrell Smith I think) who secretly made the circuit board easily upgradeable.
Only now, the hardware and connectivity reality has caught up with Jobs' reality: hardware is cheap, expendable and compact - and Apple makes the best. Once again another insanely great device is going to change the place computers have in our lives.
07:08 PM, 27 Jan 2010 by Mark Aufflick Permalink
ipad and apple's first vision
yeah, for sure! people will suddenly realize they can still multitask without multitasking, in a non-upgradeable environment. can't wait to get this device.
by Unregistered Visitor on 02/08/10