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Sunday, March 14, 2010

The iPad paradox: Less is the new more!

I've noticed a trend online recently of new services whose main feature is that they hardly do anything. Twitter was the first major site in this new trend, which boldly asserted its limitations as features. "You can't send more than 140 characters!" "No pictures!" "No formatting!" "It does hardly anything!" Welcome to the future. The less-is-more world is here. Get used to it. And if you're going to argue with an iPad fan about why netbooks are better, don't bother with listing what the iPad cannot do. Limitations are what people want now. (Read)

Posted via email from Mike Elgan's Lifestream


Blogger Dave Yeagly said...

An iPad is too big and bulky. Why bother with that monstrosity when you can have the same if not more functionality in something smaller like your phone?

Monday, March 15, 2010 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous zyarc said...

The Apple iPAD isn't focused on being a high-tech device rather it's a simple media interface that is designed to appeal to the (non-techie) masses. Think of it this way, does your local news paper, magazine, or other paper media have a built-in camera, usb ports, etc.? Imagine if you opened your local newspaper and the pictures moved like slidedshows or even videos. That is was the iPAD is primarily meant for. Thus if you're into techie gadgets of course you're going to think the iPAD is pathetic, but for those who are intimidated by complex technology the iPAD is the perfect solution to bring them into the 21st century without an overwhelming plethora of bells and whistles. People like limitations and fewer features because it requires less thought and decision making on their part.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 3:14:00 PM  

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