On ignore the code, Lukas Mathis explains why he likes Windows 8. Or, as he puts it so humbly, why it works for him. Before you sneer, both Lukas' education and workplace experience show he knows what he's talking about, plus the article is a pleasure to read.
To be sure, its absolutely possible to use iPads productively. In fact, Apple blogs love to point to examples of people who do use iPads to produce things. And yes, these people exist. There are artists who draw on iPads, and musicians who make music on iPads, and writers who write novels on iPads, and movie makers who cut their movies on iPads. But the fact that you have to point to these people, the fact that there are articles about these people, shows that theyre unusual. An artist drawing a painting on an iPad is a novelty.
If it was normal for people to use their iPads for creative tasks, there would not be newspaper articles about people using their iPads for creative tasks. The iPad will have arrived as a productivity device when news sites stop reporting about people who use iPads for productivity. So in the end, all of these links to articles about people who use their iPads to create things only seem to support the notion that this is not how most people use their iPads.
Responding to people who note that the iPad seems to be mostly used for content consumption, John Gruber writes: «for these people, the iPad is unsuitable for content creation for anyone unless its suitable for them,» implying that theres something special about people who dont use iPads productively. But I dont think thats fair. On the contrary, I think its somewhat unusual to find iPad owners who use their iPads for content creation on a regular basis. Even when you just look at very basic creative tasks say, responding to email, rather than just reading email most people seem to prefer PCs overs iPads.
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