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iPad or Kindle? Which Tablet Fits You?

I only have time for a quick reading reco today.

* How to decide: should you buy a new iPad or a Kindle Fire?

With all the buzz these days about tablets, it turns out some folks are still trying to understand which device to buy.Read more..

I’ll try to get more posted later.. but if not, have a great day!

Today’s quote:A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.” ~ David Brinkley

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March 28, 2012 - Posted by | Android, Portable Computing, shopping for | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Late comment as usual. Busy day around these parts.

    I had to at least say this about tablets: They appear to be made for the cloud. There’s certainly not enough space to have very much on board. No thank you very much! I’m going to be a Die Hard and stick with notebooks and desktops until I can’t buy them any longer. Old geezer geek!

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    Comment by kstinman | March 28, 2012 | Reply

    • kstinman,
      I’ll be joining you in that, and I suspect that we will not be alone, exactly, but will be a very small minority.

      To my way of thinking, the client-server model is reasonably “doable’ in a managed network environment (aka “in house”) — which hardly describes the “world wide web”.

      Tablets, at least, today’s tablets, are “consume-er” devices. By that, I mean they are good for viewing/reading/watching/looking at (content provided by others). Which is how a lot of people spend their time online, and what they use their machines for.
      (Combining a tablet with a keyboard equipped “dock” makes them more of a “produce-er” device.)

      Today, I see tablets, and “cloud computing”, as supplements to our (computing/online) lives and not as – the media hype likes to suggest – replacements for Desktop PC’s. But who knows how a few years’ worth of progress/development might change that point of view..? (It is still fledgling tech..)

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      Comment by techpaul | March 29, 2012 | Reply


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