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Apparently the iPad’s onscreen keyboard is ugly. And terrible.

In Apple on April 5, 2010 at 7:41 am

I don’t have an iPad yet, because I have better things to do than throw my money away on a smartphone under a magnifying glass, but I was reading about it — because the cool kids in the media have decided that it will be a success, no matter what actual consumers may have to say, such that it’s basically impossible not to read about it if you’ve got your eyes open — and Gizmodo has an interesting bit about the actual usage experience of using the on-screen keyboard on the thing.

The gist is that the keyboard is a failure of design and execution, and the recommendation to do some of the things the device is supposedly designed to do is to purchase an expensive accessory. Actually, the suggestion is to buy one more than even Apple suggests, which is pretty ridiculous. Read the rest of this entry »


Apple doesn’t understand the future, but apparently Microsoft does.

In Apple, Windows on March 5, 2010 at 8:11 pm

All the cool kids are gaga over the iPad, even moreso now since Apple shocked the world by announcing a release date for something it already announced a release window for. Because “accepting preorders next week” is news these day, apparently. What the heck, hipsters? You think you’re too cool to walk into a store and buy something like common people?

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